The harrowing history of the Nazi attempt to annihilate the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is graphically portrayed in 316 highly detailed maps. Over 40 photographs illustrate further the horror of the times. Extensive passages of text based on documentary evidence drawn from many sources add to the comprehensive treatment Gilbert gives the subject. The atlas includes:
:BBackground: from the effects of anti-Jewish violence between 1880 and 1914 to the geography of the existing Jewish communities before the advent of the Nazis
Start of the Violence: from the first destruction of the synagogues to Jewish migrations and deportations and the establishment of concentration camps like Auschwitz
Spread of Horrors: the fate of the Jews across all Europe and the incidence of their massacres and betrayals
Relief from the Atrocities: starting with the advance of the Allies and leading on to the liberation of the camps, the discovery of the horrors and the fate of the survivors.
With a comprehensive index to make it more accessible and a detailed bibliography to aid further research, this is an indispensable guide to an unforgettable moment in history.