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Edition: Henry Holt & Company
Date of issue: April 15th 1997
ISBN: 0805044027
ISBN 13: 9780805044027
The author of the book: Martin Gilbert
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.34 MB

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They Call Themselves The Boys, though there are a few women among them. In 1945 they numbered 732 -- most in their teens, some as young as twelve. They came from Poland and Hungary, from the working poor and the well-to-do, but they shared one bond: they were the remnant, among the few Jews to survive the Holocaust. From 1939 to 1945 they underwent the deportations, camps, slave labor, and death marches, often witnessing the murder of entire families in circumstances of utter savagery. In 1945, starved and alone, they drifted into Prague, and it was there that they came together.In 1993 one of their members urged them to tell Sir Martin Gilbert their stories. For many, this was to break a lifelong silence; but with sympathy and understanding, Sir Martin drew them out. The Boys is their story. A re-creation of the nightmare years in their own voices, it tells as well of the spiritual legacy they carried with them, which helped them not only to survive but also to repair their lives and regenerate their souls. As such, it is a tale of hope overcoming horror and of the enduring triumph of the human spirit.

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Ebook The Boys read Online! The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin Gilbert was a scholar and an historian who, though his 88 books, has shown there is such a thing as “true history”

Born in London in 1936, Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School, and Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours. He was a Research Scholar at St Anthony's College, and became a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford in 1962, and an Honorary Fellow in 1994. After working as a researcher for Randolph Churchill, Gilbert was chosen to take over the writing of the Churchill biography upon Randolph's death in 1968, writing six of the eight volumes of biography and editing twelve volumes of documents. In addition, Gilbert has written pioneering and classic works on the First and Second World Wars, the Twentieth Century, the Holocaust, and Jewish history.
Gilbert drove every aspect of his books, from finding archives to corresponding with eyewitnesses and participants that gave his work veracity and meaning, to finding and choosing illustrations, drawing maps that mention each place in the text, and compiling the indexes. He travelled widely lecturing and researching, advised political figures and filmmakers, and gave a voice and a name “to those who fought and those who fell.”

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