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”.
The Righteous, The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust and video interview with Sir Martin
Many of those Jews who survived Nazi rule and occupation in Europe between 1939 and 1945 owed their survival to non-Jews. The penalty for helping a Jew hide was often death, especially in Poland and eastern Europe. Many hundreds of non-Jews were executed for trying to h...Read more >>
In Memoriam Jack Kagan 7 April 1929 – 18 December 2016
Holocaust eyewitness and survivor, scholar and historian, author and archaeologist, who has laid bare the bones of history with his pen and his spade. One of “The Boys” whose death coincided with the 75th anniversary of the mass murder of many of the Jews of...Read more >>
Filming at the Wannsee Villa From Esther Gilbert
It was a cold, grey March day in 2009 when Martin and I were at the Wannsee Villa near Berlin. We were with the filmmaker Michael King and his crew to film Martin at the villa where the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” had been discussed and finalised, onRead more >>