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”.
From Esther Gilbert: In the footsteps of the Danish Jews
In 2009, Martin and I were privileged to be part of a film crew that traversed Europe by train visiting places where Righteous Diplomats had issued visas and had helped Jews escape before and in some cases during the war. Along with us were former refugees who had been ...Read more >>
The Orchestras of Auschwitz An Original Composition by Constella Opera Ballet Composed in Memory of Sir Martin Gilbert
Picture: Pen and ink drawing by former prisoner Mieczyslaw Koscielniak of the Auschwitz Musicians On September 12, in honour of the pre-launch of the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre, Leo Geyer and Constella presented a short excerpt from their up-coming full-length O...Read more >>
“Cheated of their prize” Rescue of the Jews of Denmark
Photo caption: Gus Goldberger chanting a prayer in the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen, March 2009, photo taken from the upstairs women’s gallery. … growing Danish resistance to the German occupations slowly undermined any chance of continued co-operation, and on ...Read more >>