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5th Edition

The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust

  • Available for pre-order on April 4, 2023. Item will ship after April 25, 2023
ISBN 9781032052977
April 25, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
352 Pages 359 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The graphic history of the Nazi attempt to destroy the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is illustrated in this series of 360 detailed maps. The maps, and the text and photographs that accompany them, powerfully depict the fate of the Jews between 1933 and 1945, while also setting the chronological story in the wider context of the war itself. The maps include:

• Historical background – from the effects of anti-Jewish violence between 1880 and 1933 to the geography of the existing Jewish communities before the advent of the Nazis

• The beginning of the violence – from the destruction of the synagogues in November 1938 to Jewish migrations and deportations, the ghettos, and the establishment of the concentration camps and death camps throughout German-dominated Europe

• The spread of Nazi rule – the fate of the Jews throughout Europe including Germany, Austria, Poland, Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Russia, Denmark, Norway, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, and the Baltic States

• Jewish revolts and resistance – acts of armed resistance, fighting in the forests, individual acts of courage

• Jews in hiding – escape routes, Christians who helped Jews

• The death marches – the advance of the Allies and the liberation of the camps, the survivors, and the final death toll.

This new edition now includes an additional 30 of Martin Gilbert’s maps, with many additional camp and ghetto maps, further illustrating the layout and organization of some of the most significant places of the Holocaust which will be especially useful to those visiting the sites.



Sir Martin Gilbert was one of the leading historians of the modern world. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford - of which he was a Fellow for thirty years he was the official biographer of Churchill and the author of eighty-two books, among them Churchill - A Life, Churchill and the Jews, Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction, The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust, and Never Again: A History of the Holocaust, as well as eight Atlases in the Routledge Historical Atlases series. For more information please visit