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Dieppe, 19 August 1942, From Esther Gilbert

Photo: Dieppe raid, The battle 19th August 1942 As the thousands of Warsaw’s Jews were being deported to their deaths in Treblinka in the summer of 1942, 1700 kilometers to the West, the Allies were desperate to establish a toe-hold in Europe and take pressure off German-occupied Russia on the

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Sir Martin & The Refuseniks

Photo: Refuseniks meet with British historian and Soviet Jewry advocate Martin Gilbert in Moscow in 1985. From left: Oksana Kholmyansky, Yuli Kosharovsky, Alexander Ioffe, Martin Gilbert. Front row: Mikhail Kholmyansky. Collection of Mikhail Kholmyansky. This July sees the long-awaited publication of Yuli Kosharovsky’s book We Are Jews Again, Jewish Activism in

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On The Somme

Photo: Sir Martin taking notes of names and inscriptions on the wooden crosses of the German soldiers buried there; note Jewish gravestone among the crosses. Fricourt German Cemetery, the Somme In November 2004 Martin and I spent a few days on the Somme battlefield in France. He was doing the

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A Visit to Rawabi By Esther Gilbert

On 3 January 2012, Martin and I spent the day in Ramallah, a guest of the Portland Trust, of which Martin was a Trustee. The Portland Trust, with offices in London, Tel Aviv and Ramallah, works to promote peace and stability between Israelis and Palestinians, by economic development. Although we

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Auntie Fori, 5 December 1908 – 25 April 2017

After Martin and I married, he took me to India to meet (and hopefully be approved by) his “adopted aunt” Fori Nehru, the wife of the Indian diplomat BK Nehru, cousin of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister.  As Martin describes in his book Letters to Auntie Fori, the Story

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“Don’t let the revisionists rewrite Nazi history”

Thank you to David Aaronovitch, who in his 13 April 2017 piece in The Times, “Don’t let the revisionists rewrite Nazi history”, describes “intellectual evisceration” as carried out by Sir Martin in 1987.  That discussion, in 1987, was about the suggestion of collaboration between “Zionist leaders” and the Germans to

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Standing Together

Thank You to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police and the National Security Services, the NHS National Health Service, Members of the Houses of Parliament, Leaders of Britain’s religious communities, and the thousands who gathered, for standing together to combat hatred and terror.  Prayers and healing to those

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New Volume in Official Churchill Biography

THE CHURCHILL DOCUMENTS: Volume 19 Fateful Questions, September 1943 to April 1944 Hillsdale College Press has published the latest instalment in the Official Biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Fateful Questions tells Churchill’s story during the final four months of 1943 and the first months of 1944 over a total 2728 pages of documents.