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”.
“We have to think of the future and not of the past”
Photo: Churchill inspects bomb damage in London during the early stages of the Blitz, 10 September 1940 18 June 1940, Churchill to the House of Commons 330 words/1 ½ minute read We have to think of the future and not of the past. This also applies in a small way to<...Read more >>
Why is this night different from all other nights? By Esther Gilbert
Photo: Ivor Lunzer with Esther; photo by Edwin Shuker The Holocaust – what we need to know and what we can learn from it. From a talk delivered at Limmud UK, Part 1: What happened?* 2000 words/10 minute read Welcome! I am Esther Gilbert. I was married to the histor...Read more >>
“The March in the Footsteps of Heroes” from Auschwitz to Zilina
Photo: August 2019 participants. 50 participants from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Great Britain and Israel. The youngest was 9 years old, the oldest was 74. 200 words/1 minute read ICEJ, the International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem lead their memoria...Read more >>