In 2003 he named his top ten books about Hitler and the Third Reich for the Guardian. One title on the list:
The Holocaust by Martin GilbertRead about another book on the list.
The literature on the Nazi persecution of the Jews and the so-called Final Solution is almost as vast as that on Nazism and the Third Reich. Trying to encompass the Holocaust in a single book would therefore seem to be a hopeless task, but Gilbert comes as close as is humanly possible with this deeply compassionate book, never letting us forget that though a million deaths may be a statistic, each one is a tragedy.