Holocaust Journey: Traveling in Search of the Past

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Columbia University Press, 1999 - History - 288 pages

In 1996 Martin Gilbert was asked by a group of his graduate students to lead them on a tour of the places in Europe that were the stage of one of history's greatest human tragedies. The two-week journey that resulted, with England's leading Holocaust and World War II scholar as its guide, culminated in the powerful travel narrative Holocaust Journey.

Gilbert skillfully interweaves present-day experiences, personal memories, and historical accounts. More than fifty photographs taken over the course of this unique voyage are included, among them shots of Berlin, at the spot of the 1933 book burning; the railway line to Auschwitz; Oskar Schindler's factory in Crakow, Poland; and memorial stones from Treblinka. Together with fifty-five maps, these illustrations add an arresting visual dimension to this powerful story.

 

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A travelogue, spanning two weeks, of the essential sites of the Holocaust, by the venerable historian and author of many books, including The Boys (p. 116), an oral history of concentration camp ... Read full review

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Gilbert (Holocaust studies, Univ. of London; History of the Twentieth Century, LJ 9/15/97) has added an interesting dimension to Holocaust studies by chronicling a tour of Holocaust sites that he ... Read full review

Contents

Berlin
19
BerlinPrague
40
Prague
63
ZilinaCracow
118
CracowAuschwitzCracow
142
CracowZamosc
185
ZamoscLublin
224
LublinWarsaw
276
Warsaw
297
WarsawPiotrkow
322
PiotrkowKonin
354
MagdeburgLondon
396
Bibliography
453
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Martin Gilbert is professor of Holocaust Studies at University College, London. He is the author of many books, including Final Journey, The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy, and Atlas of the Holocaust.

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