Danny Orbach is an associate professor in history and Asian studies departments at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is interested in the history of political assassinations and coup d’états, military adventurism, war atrocities, intelligence and espionage. His previous books include “The Plots Against Hitler” and “Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan.” He lives in Jerusalem.
Latest from Danny Orbach
Tangled Tale of the Fugitive Nazi and the Syrian Secret Service
Alois Brunner, one of the vilest Holocaust perpetrators, personally oversaw the arrest, deportation and murder of thousands of Jews in France, Slovakia, Greece and other countries. He lived in hiding in Damascus and served the Syrian government for decades, but it was President Hafez al-Assad who finally decided to imprison Brunner in 1996.
When Israel Hired Ex-Nazi Officers
For years Danny Orbach heard rumors that Israel’s intelligence service Mossad worked alongside Nazi criminals after World War II. In this extract from his new book, “Fugitives,” he writes of his “mix of revulsion and fascination” when he received proof that it was true.