Gilbert, Martin

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Roman's Journey
An Extraordinary Odyssey of Holocaust Survival
By Roman Halter, Preface by Martin Gilbert
(Arcade Publishing)
Roman Halter was a spirited, optimistic schoolboy in 1939 when he and his family gathered behind the curtains to watch the Volksdeutsche (German Polish) neighbors of their small town in western Poland greet the arrival of Hitler’s armies with kisses and swastika flags. Within days, the family home had... [READ MORE]
Rather Die Fighting
A Memoir of World War II
By Frank Blaichman, Introduction by Martin Gilbert
(Arcade Publishing)
Frank Blaichman was sixteen years old when the war broke out. In 1942, the killings began in Poland. With his family and friends decimated by the roundups, Blaichman decided that he would rather die fighting; he set off for the forest to find the underground bunkers of Jews who had already escaped. Together... [READ MORE]
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