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Holocaust Journey: Travelling In Search Of The Past

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29th February 2024

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399610902

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Includes a new foreword by Rob Rinder

‘Filled with short, well-informed and often heart-rending accounts of the fate of the Jews’ TLS

‘HOLOCAUST JOURNEY travels along the tracks of a history we would rather forget to the sites of wartime horror, and is also a moving excavation of the past’ INDEPENDENT

In June 1996 Martin Gilbert took a group of students on a two-week journey across middle-Europe which encompassed all the major places in the Holocaust – from Wannsee where the extermination of the Jews was decreed, to the camps themselves, via deserted Jewish communities and synagogues as well as the sites of the ghettos and deportation.

‘The achievement of Gilbert’s HOLOCAUST JOURNEY is to reduce to comprehensible, human terms of the scale of the genocide that to many is still unimaginable’ LITERARY REVIEW

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JEWISH CHRONICLE
Gilbert depicts with infinite pathos and painstaking detail the cataclysm that hit the Jews of Europe when Germany's armies were unleashed upon their territories. In a skilful combination of past and present, he presents his travelogue in a form that is easily accessible to all, that moves us deeply with its tale of endless atrocities and utter human misery
INDEPENDENT
HOLOCAUST JOURNEY travels along the tracks of a history we would rather forget to the sites of wartime horror, and is also a moving excavation of the past
DAILY MAIL
Eloquent ... He presents a painless-to-read and painful-to-understand voyage to some of the grimmest and most unspeakable names and places on earth
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Gilbert's knowledge of his subject, and his contacts across the blood-stained landscape of the Holocaust, make him an ideal organizer of such a tour ... As one would expect from Gilbert, the account is well-informed and well-written ... the book is filled with short, well-informed and often heart-rending accounts of the fate of the Jews
LITERARY REVIEW
Martin Gilbert is one of the seminal historians of the Holocaust ... Gilbert and his group follow by train many of the routes that the cattle trucks, jammed tight with Europe's Jews, took as they traversed Nazi-occupied Europe ... Gilbert's erudition and explanations of the facts of the Nazi genocide are skilfully blended in with his own observations and those of the group ... the achievement of Gilbert's HOLOCAUST JOURNEY is to reduce to comprehensible, human terms of the scale of the genocide that to many is still unimaginable