||Martin Gilbert, one of the world's leading scholars of the Holocaust, was asked by a group of his graduate students to lead them on a pilgrimage to the stage of one of history's greatest human tragedies. Their journey resulted in this powerful travel narrative interweaving present-day experiences with historical accounts.
||A historian spends two weeks touring Holocaust sites, taking a group of students to Berlin, Prague, Zilina, Cracow, Auschwitz, Zamosc, Lublin, Warsaw, Piotrkow, and Konin. The irony that Auschwitz is now a popular and lucrative tourist site is not lost on him.
|Editors Note 2
||Documents a 1996 journey that Gilbert (Holocaust studies, U. College, London) took 13 of his graduate students on to the places in Europe that were the settings for the Holocaust. He juxtaposes the experiences and reactions of his students with the stories of the victims and survivors from the ghettos and camps, on the run from Nazi terror, or in revolt against it. Black-and-white photographs and detailed maps support the narrative. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)