The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 – How can life go on? – invites us to consider the challenges faced by survivors of the Holocaust in rebuilding their lives after the end of the Second World War. Perhaps the most powerful example of resilience and renewal is that told by Sir Martin Gilbert in his classic book The Boys. In our latest guest blog, Lady Esther Gilbert has selected the following excerpts from the book which outline this remarkable story.
Sir Martin Gilbert was a scholar and historian, who wrote extensively on the Holocaust. This blog for HMDT has been kindly provided by Lady Esther Gilbert, the creator and editor of three volumes of Holocaust Memoir Digest, based on published survivor memoirs, who was married to Sir Martin Gilbert during the last 10 years of his life. Here, Lady Gilbert introduces an extract from Sir Martin’s book The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust.
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