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Gorodok Jewish Cemetery

A blood-soaked land

Photo: The Jewish cemetery in Hordok, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine, photo taken in 2011. 470 words / 2 minute read Russia and Ukraine – there’s history there.  And it probably goes back to the beginning, though the 20th Century has been particularly harsh on that relationship. In 2011 Martin and I went

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Beautiful world … indeed!

Martin was always very proud of his foreign editions – Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Russian and Chinese to name a few.  He was surprised and honoured to find in Shanghai his three volume history of the Twentieth Century in a handsome five-volume edition, surprised because it was done without

1st WW sites in UK map

Staying in Britain this Summer? Read Gilbert

Photo: Sir Martin’s map of the First World War Sites in Britain Visit the museums, birthplaces, cemeteries and memorials – locations with a First World War connection. Sir Martin’s Atlas is an historical guide to any tour through Britain. Read: British History Atlas    Subscribe to Sir Martin’s Newsletter & Book

Jewish official in Ottoman Empire

Myths and Realities

275 words – 1 minute read Photo: A Jewish official in the Ottoman Empire, before 1914, photo from Israel Museum Mirna Abdulaal, writing in Egyptian Streets about “Four Myths About Israel and Palestine” quotes Martin in debunking the myth that Muslims and Jews never got along and lived in peace

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Combatting Hatreds by Esther Gilbert

Photo: Prince Philip planting a tree at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, in 1994 to honour his mother Princess Alice of Greece who saved a Jewish family. 560 words/3 minute read In his talks about “Righteous” individuals who helped their fellow human beings, Martin has spoken about Prince Philip, the

Arabs, Jerusalem

Jerusalem Day – May 10

Photo: 23 June 1967. The scene outside the Al Aksa mosque, after the first Friday prayer meeting since 1948 at which Arabs from the Israeli side of the Armistice line could be present. The Jordanians had for 19 years refused to allow Israeli Arabs, as well as Israeli Jews, entry