Laurence Rees is a British historian. He is a documentary film-maker and author, and the former Creative Director of History Programmes for the BBC for whom he wrote several award-winning series on the Nazis and the Second World War. His book on Auschwitz won the History Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. His latest book THE HOLOCAUST, published in January, is ‘the best single-volume account of the atrocity ever written’ as quoted in The Telegraph.
The session will be chaired by Jonathan Wittenberg, rabbi, teacher, broadcaster and writer. He is an active participator in interfaith dialogue as president of the Council of Christians and Jews and a member of the council of Imams and Rabbis. The paperback of his latest book My Dear Ones is published in May.