The Holocaust

The Holocaust : The Jewish Tragedy

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This is a very thorough account of the experience of the Jews of Europe during World War II. It is virtually a day-by-day account, in men and women's own words, of the horrifying events of the Holocaust - the Nazi attempt to exterminate the Jewish race.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 40mm | 810g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 25 maps; portraits
  • 0006371949
  • 9780006371946
  • 102,830

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"A fascinating work that overwhelms us with its truth . . . This book must be read and reread." --Elie Wiesel, "Chicago Tribune" "A classic story . . . Indispensable for the material it contains, for the soundness of its scholarship, and for Gilbert's ability to narrate and present this history in a style that bears the weight of the subject matter." --"The Christian Science Monitor"
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About Martin Gilbert

Martin Gilbert was born in London in 1936 and educated at Highgate School and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1962, he became research assistant to Randolph Churchill and, after Randolph's death, succeeded him as biographer of Sir Winston Churchill. He is the author of many works of history and lives in London and Jerusalem.
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This book altough quite a considerable size in pages, took me little under a week to finish and enhanced my understanding of the Holocuast and the Jewish peoples sufferings during this horrific time. The book is cramped with personal experiences from the Ghettos, Streets, Professionals, SS Men and Nuremburg evidence from the war crimes trials after the war. The book could never be made to a tv series for its contents are by for too upsetting at times to be even acted out, some pages leave even the hardest man to tears and one cant help feel throughout the book that they wished more lives could have been saved, if we had acted sooner perhaps. A really amazing book by the best historian in modern day, Martin more
by Michael Bird
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