All posts by Martin Gilbert

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“The Beast of Bergholt”

Picture: Randolph Churchill, Stour, East Bergholt, February 1965 My employment with Randolph Churchill began in October 1962, on my twenty-sixth birthday. Given Randolph’s reputation for drink and anger, my friends and I assumed that my engagement would be of short duration. I was still there, as part of his team

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SIR MARTIN’S HOLOCAUST INSPIRES TEACHERS

The Teachers Dr Anne Langan, Elizabeth Dick, Dr Harriet Sepinwall, Maraid Mukaida, Susana Monteiro, Zakiya Atkinson, Meghan McNamara Not pictured: Michele Bellomo & Lizandaa Alburg How to give teachers background in the Holocaust to inspire their own teaching of it? Dr Harriet Sepinwall at the College of Saint Elizabeth in

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Perfect Seasonal Book Gifts

In conjunction with Sir Martin’s eBook publisher RosettaBooks and his Atlas publisher Routledge, these titles are being offered at special promotion this month: 1st to 31st December 2015 “All the way from Adam and Eve to the current conflict in the Middle East” Buy The Story of the Jewish People

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How to spell Hanukah?

You may have noticed … different spellings for Hanukah.  Gloria Donen Sosin, an American correspondent of mine, has just sent me an article in which she notes no less than eighteen different spellings – in English transliteration alone – of the five Hebrew letters that make up the name of

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“Kristallnacht taught several lessons”

“Kristallnacht taught several lessons. It taught those who were the source of prejudice that a whole people can be demonised; that a whole nation can be turned totally and obscenely against a decent, hard-working, creative, loyal and integral part of its own society.  This point was made on 19 August

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IWM tribute to “The Boys”

Speech for 70th anniversary of arrival of ‘The Boys’ in Cumbria, 13 August 2015 By Suzanne Bardgett, Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, Imperial War Museum, London Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am here on behalf of the IWM’s Director- General, Diane Lees, who I know would have

A LIFE REMEMBERED

TRIBUTE BY KEITH MORGAN Wonderful tributes from around the world poured out following the recent passing of Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer and renowned Holocaust historian. When I heard of his death on February 3rd, after a lengthy illness, I shed tears for a man I proudly called a

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More a Time for Mourning

First published in The Independent : 3 September 1989 By Martin Gilbert In the midst of the current commemorations of the outbreak of the Second World War, I feel uneasy. Commemorations should be a cause of pride. Yet the outbreak of war in 1939 was in many ways shameful, marking

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Tribute from the Churchill Centre

Newly Redesigned Website Provides Fitting Resource to the Life and Works of the Official Biographer of Sir Winston Churchill The late Sir Martin Gilbert (1936–2015) passed away in February. Since then his widow, Lady Esther Gilbert, has overseen the redesign of his official website as a lasting tribute to her husband. Sir

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Find the answers in Sir Martin’s Indexes

One of the exciting features of the website is the inclusion of the Indexes of Sir Martin’s core books.  He always took great pleasure in compiling these itemised indexes himself – writing them on index cards:  now they are available here on their associated book pages. Interested in the context

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Finest Hour: The Journal of Winston Churchill

“Finest Hour, The Journal for Winston Churchill” paid tribute to Sir Martin; dedicating their autumn issue, October 2014 in his honour. Richard Langworth, the editor writes : This is my last issue of “Finest Hour”. There is no better way to complete my work of forty years than with these