Daniel Marwecki is a teaching fellow in Politics & International Studies at SOAS University of London. He also teaches at the University of Leeds School of History, and is a co-editor of 'dis:orient', a German-language magazine on Europe and the Middle East. He formerly taught at the University of Leipzig and worked for a German NGO in Jerusalem.
Using foreign office archives, cabinet protocols, parliamentary debates and expert interviews, Marwecki provides completely new insights into why postwar Germany supported Israel and why, despite Nazis remaining in German power, Israel accepted this assistance. This fascinating account not only sheds light on historical developments, but helps makes sense of the present moment. -- Neve Gordon, Professor of International Law, Queen Mary University of London, and author of 'Human Shields' 'A sober, thoughtful and valuable history of the strange relationship between Germany and Israel. Whereas much academic and official discourse assumes the relationship was driven by moral concerns, Marwecki shows clearly and compellingly that it was driven by interests on both sides.' -- Hans Kundnani, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House Europe Programme, and author of 'The Paradox of German Power'