5th Edition

The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust

By Martin Gilbert Copyright 2023
    342 Pages 359 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    342 Pages 359 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The graphic history of the Nazi attempt to destroy the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is illustrated in this series of 363 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 when the Nazi Party came to power

    • 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 towns and cities affected by the Holocaust, especially useful to those visiting the sites.

    Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgements, Notes to Fifth Edition Updates, List of Maps, Bibliography, Index of Places, Index of Individuals


    Sir Martin Gilbert CBE, D Litt, the official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian of the modern world, is the author of 88 books, among them 9 books on aspects of the Holocaust, including the classic The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy, Kristallnacht, Auschwitz and the Allies, The Righteous, and The Boys: Triumph Over Adversity, and 9 atlases in the Routledge Historical Atlas series. For more information, please visit www.martingilbert.com.