Sir Martin’s Filmography

In Depth with Martin Gilbert

Martin Gilbert discussed his writings, his life, and the craft of the historian. He responded to audience telephone calls and electronic mail.



Sir Martin & Churchill

Martin Gilbert – Churchill: A Life   

British historian Martin Gilbert discussed the life and times of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the subject of his book Churchill: A Life. Gilbert, who served for twenty-five years as Sir Winston Churchill’s official biographer, discussed the public and private lives of Britain’s two-term Prime Minister. He told many stories about Churchill’s family life and political experiences. He also explained how he researched his subject.

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years

Alan Brown’s UKTV History programme on ‘Churchill … in the wilderness’, with contributions by Sir Martin Gilbert, Piers Brendon, Geoffrey Best and Maria Misra.

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years – Episode 8, What Price Churchill?

TV mini series devised by Martin Gilbert and Richard Broke starring Robert Hardy, Sian Phillips and Nigel Havers

Sir Martin Gilbert-The Will of the People-author interview

Sir Martin Gilbert is British Prime Minister Winston Churchilll’s official biographer. His latest volume is “The Will of the People: Churchill and Parliamentary Democracy”.

Charlie Rose Interview with Sir Martin Gilbert, Friday 05/19/1995

Historian Martin Gilbert elaborates on his work as the official biographer of Winston Churchill and shares stories of Churchill’s life :


Churchill at Fulton: The Enduring Importance of the “Iron Curtain” Speech – Sir Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert delivered this lecture on Sir Winston Churchill at Hillsdale College on October 22, 2004. Churchill at Fulton the Enduring Importance of the Iron Curtain speech

Churchill’s Statesmanship, 1935-1945 – Sir Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert delivered this speech at Hillsdale’s campus on September 10, 2001 as part of a CCA seminar titled “One of Freedom’s Finest Hours: Statesmanship and Soldiership in World War II.

What Did Democracy Mean to Churchill? – Sir Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill, speaks at Hillsdale College on September 7, 2006 as part of the Distinguished Fellow Lecture Series.

What Did the United States Mean to Winston Churchill? – Sir Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill, speaks at Hillsdale College on September 22, 2005 as part of the Distinguished Fellow Lecture Series.

Leading Authorities

Interview Sir Martin Gilbert and Connie Martinson, Churchill A Life

Martin Gilbert – Churchill and America

Sir Martin Gilbert talked about his book Churchill and America, published by McClelland and Stewart. In this book, Martin Gilbert explained Winston Churchill’s enduring personal and political connection to the U.S., beginning with his birth in Brooklyn to an American mother, and continuing throughout his life. Churchill’s last words to the Cabinet before retirement were, “Never be separated from the Americans.”



Sir Martin & the Second World War

Sir Martin Gilbert: Non-Jews who Helped Jews During WWII

In The Righteous—Non-Jews Who Helped Jews During the Second World War Gilbert tells how, as the Third Reich carried out its program to exterminate European Jewry, many Gentiles risked their careers and lives to conceal and rescue Jewish refugees. His stories on the Righteous include such now-famous names as Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler, as well as ordinary people who exercised ordinary decency in

Sir Martin Gilbert Interview

One of the world’s most respected historians of WWII, Sir Martin Gilbert, speaks about his personal research of the action of Pope Pius XII during WWII.

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Sir Martin & the Holocaust

Auschwitz Secrets Of The Dead, The Story Of Escapee Rudolf Vrba

How the Nazis tricked jews into their own death ,Rudolf “Rudi” Vrba (11 September 1924 — 27 March 2006) he is known for his escape, at the age of 19, from the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during the Second World War, and for having provided some of the earliest and most detailed information about the mass murder that was taking place there . Hogy a nácik zsidók becsapott a saját halál, Rudolf “Rudi” Vrba (1924. szeptember 11. — 2006. március 27.) a legismertebb a szökését, 19 éves korában az Auschwi  Published on Jun 5, 2014

A clip from the film The Rescuers, of Sir Martin at Wannsee, courtesy of Michael King:

The Rescuers Official Trailer 1 (2014) – Holocaust Documentary

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Kovno Ghetto: A Buried History

Kovno Ghetto: A Hidden History tells the true story of the German-occupied city in Lithuania, starting in 1941 through the Soviet invasion, as the Jewish population was forced to live in squalid and brutal conditions. Razed to the ground in 1944, with its citizens dispersed to concentration camps as forced labor—or worse—a few buried remnants of Jewish defiance survived as artifacts, letters, and photos, bearing witness to the atrocity.

Distributed by A&E Television Networks. (95 minutes)

Kovno Ghetto, A Buried History by Sir Martin Gilbert



Sir Martin & Israel & Jewish History


Israel: The Birth of a Nation ( ישראל לידתה של אומה )

Israel: Birth of a Nation documentary shows true history of Israel’s legitimate establishment

Martin Gilbert – Israel: A History (I)

Mr. Gilbert discussed his book, Israel: A History, published by William Morrow. The book traces the history of the Jewish state from the formation of the modern Zionist movement in the late 19th and early 20th century, through the creation of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948, and its subsequent fifty-year history. In his speech marking the fiftieth anniversary he focused on the achievements of Israel.

Martin Gilbert – Sowing the Seeds of Jewish Statehood: Britain and Palestine, 1909-1922

Sir Martin Gilbert delivered the Irene and Hyman Kreitman Annual Memorial Lecture on May 30, 2011 during the 41st Annual Board of Governors Meeting at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His lecture was entitled Sowing the Seeds of Jewish Statehood: Britain and Palestine, 1909-1922

The Defining Moments in the History of the Jewish People (1998)

Conferment of Honorary Doctoral Degree on Sir Martin Gilbert at BGU, May 2011

The ceremony took place during Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s 41st Annual Board of Governors.

Sir Gilbert: Jerusalem: A Microcosm of Jewish Rights

Date: March 26, 2008
Conference: “Israel at 60: Confronting the Rising Challenge to Its Historical and Legal Rights” hosted by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Historian Martin Gilbert & the Israel British Mandate Foreseen in the 19th Century book Elpis Israel



Jerusalem in the 20th Century

Mr. Gilbert spoke about his new book, Jerusalem in the 20th Century. It chronicles the story of the city from a small town in the Ottoman

Sir Martin & 20th Century

Martin Gilbert – The Jews in the 20th Century

Sir Martin Gilbert, author of numerous books including, The Jews in the 20th Century: An Illustrated History, talked about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish people. The author said that Churchill was an advocate for Jewish equal rights and an opponent of anti-Semitism. He also described Churchill’s role in the formation and subsequent developments in the Middle East. The author said that Churchill kept a vigilant watch on the treatment of the Jews during World War II and attempted several times to mitigate the situation of the Jews under control of the Nazis. It was Churchill’s suggestion that a refugee camp be established in North Africa for Jewish Europeans fleeing the Nazis.