The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust: Fifth Edition

This Atlas presents, through 363 maps, each phase of Hitler’s war against the Jewish people, against all those with Jewish blood or of Jewish descent, wherever they could be found.  It traces the German conquest of territory in which Jews had lived for centuries:  the first random but brutal killings, the enforced expulsions of ancient communities, the setting up of ghettos, the deliberate starvation of tens of thousands, the round-ups and deportations, the creation and working of the death camps, the slave labour system, the death marches, and the executions up to the very moment of liberation.  Text or photographs on each page add description to the maps; the volume includes a Bibliography and itemised Index.


Book Excerpt:

Text between Map 213, “The Jews of Denmark Rescued, September 1943”, and Map 214, “Sweden and the Jews, 1939-1945”: 28 August 1943, Germans declare martial law in Denmark:

“The SS hoped to use this opportunity to deport all of Denmark's 7,200 Jews, most of whom lived in Copenhagen, a few hundred in each of the towns and villages shown opposite. Forewarned, however, of the planned deportation, Danes and Jews plotted to ensure that, on the eve of deportation, Danish sea captains and fishermen ferried 5,919 Jews, 1,301 part Jews (designated Jews by the Nazis), and 686 Christians married to Jews, to safety in Sweden, a country where, between 1933 and 1943, more than three thousand European Jews, including many from Germany itself, had already found refuge.

“On 1 October 1943 the Germans found only 500 Jews still in Denmark. All were sent to Theresienstadt; 425 survived the war.”


What the readers say

"In my work I used extensively the Holocaust Atlas, and if you like, you can include my paper in bibliography of works citing Sir Martin Gilbert research and inspired by him”:

Lisa Gromoglasova, Leading Researcher at Primakov-Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

What the author says

“I have tried in this Atlas to give a chronological presentation of how the Holocaust evolved, and to show how that evolution was bound up with the changing course of the Second World War. The facts set down here will I hope add to our knowledge of what was done to the Jews, with particular reference to where it was done, in what circumstances, and on what massive a scale throughout every territory which came under Nazi domination.”

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  • Translations: French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Polish
  • Maps: 333
  • Formats: E-book, Paperback, Hardback
  • ISBN: 978-0415484862