The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 282 pages
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The harrowing history of the Nazi attempt to annihilate the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is illustrated in this series of 320 highly detailed maps.

The horror of the times is further revealed by shocking photographs. The maps do not concentrate solely on the fate of the Jews; they also set their chronological story in the broader context of the war itself and include:

* historical background: from the effects of anti-Jewish violence between 1880 and 1914 to the geography of the existing Jewish communities before the advent of the Nazis
* the beginning of the violence - from the first destruction of the synagogues to Jewish migrations and deportations and the establishment of concentration camps like Auschwitz
* the spread of the horrors - the fate of the Jews across all Europe including Germany, Poland, Greece, France, the Balkans, Italy, the Baltic States and Austria and the incidence of massacres and betrayals
* the relief from the atrocities: from the advance of the Allies to the liberation of the camps, the discovery of the horrors and the fate of the survivors.

  

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Extremely well researched, eloquently written and concise . Thank you Martin Gilbert. Victoria Ainsworth

Contents

The Jews of western Croatia on the eve
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Some Jewish communities in the Volhynia on
66
The Jews of the Bukovina on the eve of war
72
The destruction of the Jews of Croatia
78
the U S A the Axis powers
84
Mass murder deportation and revolt March
93
Escape resistance destruction MayOctober
102
Switzerland turns back Jewish refugees
111
Deportation massacre and revolt March
154
Sweden and the Jews 19391945
167
Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz
180
Deportations from Ruthema and northern
197
Deportations death marches and revolt
206
The deportations continue 18 February
219
Homosexuals murdered JanuaryMay
233
numbers killed or deported to their
248

Deportation massacre and revolt
124
Distant deportations to Auschwitz January
143

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Martin Gilbert, 1936 - Martin Gilbert was born in London in 1936 to a jeweler. He was sent to Canada at the age of 3 and a half in an effort to escape the war, but was returned home soon thereafter. He attended Highgate School from 1945 til 1954. Gilbert then joined the British Army for a few years, and went on to Magdalen College at Oxford. He graduated from Oxford in 1960 and wrote his first book, called "The Appeasers." In 1961, after a year of research and writing, Gilbert was asked to join a team of researchers working for Winston Churchill. At the age of 25, he was formally inducted into the team, doing all of his own research. Gilbert became known as Churchill's official biographer and has remained so for thirty years. He is a fellow of Oxford College at Merton and has written over 40 books, some on Churchill, such as his multivolume treatise called "Churchill" as well as books on the Holocaust, "Surviving the Holocaust" and books on the war itself, "The Second World War." Long after Churchill died, Gilbert chronicled his efforts in the war and in making the world a better place for all her people to exist. He continues to write on the struggles of Jews during the war and the histories of this world, from culture to culture.

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