News has come through that the eminent historian Sir Martin Gilbert has died. A sad loss indeed. Sir Martin was one of the foremost historians of the Holocaust, if not the foremost historian. His works are definitive. He has been of great assistance to those defending the Venerable Pope Pius XII and his record protecting the Jews during the war. Sir Martin was not one of those who fell for the myths invented by Hochhuth. Among other notable historical works, he is also known for his multi-volumed biography of Winston Churchill and a major history of Israel.
Gilbert was a practicing Jew, so let us commend him to the mercy of the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that through the blood of Jesus Christ, he may be gathered in peace to his ancestors.