Welcome to Sir Martin Gilbert's website, a celebration of his life and his work, his passion, his philosophy, his favourite haunts, his humour and his humanity.
The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin is a scholar and an historian who, through his 88 books, has shown there is such a thing as “true history”.
Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzlers “Escape from Auschwitz, April 1944”
The two escapees were determined to alert the outside world to the reality of Auschwitz, and to the fate that seemed to be in store for the Jews of Hungary. Wetzler, who was twenty-six, had been an actual witness of the destruction of the Theresienstadt family camp. Vrb...Read more >>
READ SIR MARTIN’S PERSONAL TRAVEL DIARY TO POLAND
Among his many trips to Poland, the first as a university student in 1959, the last in 2011, was this August 1980 visit to the former Jewish cities, towns and villages, to the mass murder sites and death camps to which the Jews of Europe were taken to be murdered,Read more >>
MARCH BOOK CLUB QUIZ WINNER JONATHAN HEAD PAYS TRIBUTE TO SIR MARTIN
We are pleased to announce the winner of our March Book Club Quiz, Jonathan Head from Australia. Well done Jonathan and thank you for this contribution. Unlike some of the other recipients, I was not lucky enough to know or correspond with Sir Martin Gilbert. I only ...Read more >>