After the settled continuity of Jewish life before 1933, the spread of Nazism claimed its victims. This text looks at refugee havens, and the contribution of refugees to the countries that took them in; the 10,000 children who came to Britain; and life and death in the ghettos.
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.