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KL: A History of Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikolaus Wachsmann

Chair: Anne Sebba

23/02/2016 7:00 pm
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In a landmark work of history, winner of the JQ/Wingate Prize,Nikolaus Wachsmann, offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through to their demise in the spring of 1945. KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps is described by Mark Mazower as ‘history writing of the highest order’ and ‘surely one of the outstanding books written on the Third Reich in the past decade.’ Chaired by Anne Sebba.

 

Nikolaus Wachsmann


Nikolaus Wachsmann is Professor of Modern European History at Birkbeck College, University of London and author of the prize-winning Hitler’s Prisons. He worked as a researcher for Deborah Lipstadt’s lawyers in the High Court libel action against her by Holocaust denier David Irving. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Anne Sebba


Anne Sebba: award winning biographer, historian and author of eleven books. Her latest book is Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy published in the UK and US in 2021. In 2016 Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940’s was the winner of the 2016 Franco-British Society book prize. Previously Anne wrote That Woman, a biography of Wallis Simpson and the scandal of the 1936 abdication crisis based on her discovery of a secret cache of letters. A former Reuters Foreign Correspondent, Anne is a broadcaster and regularly appears on television talking about her books. She is a former chair of Britain's 10,000 strong Society of Authors and lecturer who gives talks to a variety of audiences in the US and UK as well as on cruises and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research.

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