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Holocaust journey : travelling in search of the past

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Holocaust journey : travelling in search of the past
Call No: 940.5318 G46o

Call Number940.5318 G46o
Dates1997; ©1997
Statement of ResponsibilityMartin Gilbert.
Creators & ContributorsGilbert, Martin (author)
Gilbert, Martin (subject)
Summary"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 Cracow, Poland; and memorial stones from Treblinka. Together with fifty-five maps, these illustrations add an arresting visual dimension to this powerful story." —Publisher
Contents
  • Day one: London–Berlin
  • Day two: Berlin
  • Day three: Berlin–Prague
  • Day four: Prague
  • Day five: Prague–Zilina
  • Day six: Zilina–Cracow
  • Day seven: Cracow–Auschwitz–Cracow
  • Day eight: Cracow–Zamosc
  • Day nine: Zamosc–Lublin
  • Day ten: Lublin–Warsaw
  • Day eleven: Warsaw
  • Day twelve: Warsaw–Piotrkow
  • Day thirteen: Piotrkow–Konin
  • Day fourteen: Magdeburg–London
  • Epilogue: 'Remembering the Past'
Physical Description xvi, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherVancouver, BC : Douglas & McIntyre
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 1999 by Robert & Marilyn Krell in memory of Dena Elias