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”.
Mrs Esther Malka Weissbraun “Ettie” From Esther Gilbert
Photo: Ettie Weissbrun and Esther Gilbert, courtesy of Suzy Goldberg A woman of strength, who can find? Her worth is far beyond pearls. She sees that her business goes well; her lamp does not go out at night. She reaches out her palm to the poor, and extends her hand<...Read more >>
The law of Stanislaus
Photo: Fanya Heller with Esther, 9 October 2005, New York 680 words/ 3 ½ minute read There’s a description in a Holocaust memoir that illustrates the chaos that can develop when it is encouraged and sanctioned. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller writes in Love in a Time of ...Read more >>
“moving forward into broad, sunlit uplands”
Photo: Viewing the bomb damage, 25 September 1940, from Churchill, A Life 632 words/3 minute read Churchill had now to raise the morale of the nation and to sustain it; as part of this task he made every effort to stop the growing call for scapegoats for the pre-war neg...Read more >>