Volume 55 Issue 2 February 2005

Laurence Rees

In his latest article about today’s historians, Daniel Snowman meets the creator of some of the finest TV history programmes, including Auschwitz, currently being shown on BBC2.

The Other Side of Colditz

Judy Urquhart recalls a forgotten use of Colditz Castle after the end of the Second World War – as a prison for German aristocrats.

The Diet of Augsburg

The meetings of the Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire were held on 2 February 1555.