Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz

Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz is a historian of the Middle East and German Middle East policy. He is the author of five volumes and the editor of ten books, including Germany and the Middle East, 1871–1945 (Princeton: Markus Wiener, 2004). His upcoming book is German Middle Eastern Studies After 9/11 (Weist, Berlin 2013).

Publications by Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz

The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity. The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, by Taner Akçam

Taner Akçam reminds us in his book The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity, that six years ago, a Turkish court sentenced two journalists to a year in jail for using the term, “genocide” to describe “events of 1915.” Read More »

Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Through the Eyes of the Mufti: The Essays of Haj Amin by Zvi Elpeleg

Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Through the Eyes of the Mufti: The Essays of Haj Amin by Zvi Elpeleg

Wolfgang Schwanitz on The Jewish Factor in the Relations between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union 1933-1941, by Yosef Govrin

Nazis, Jews, and Soviets
The Jewish Factor in the Relations between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union 1933-1941, by Yosef Govrin, Vallentine Mitchell, 2009. Reviewed by Wolfgang G. Schwanitz Read More »

Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Refugees and Rescue: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald

America and the Third Reich
Refugees and Rescue: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1935-1945, edited by Richard Breitman, Barbara McDonald Stewart, and Severin Hochberg, Indiana University Press, 2009, 359 pp.
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Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Nazis on the Run: How War Criminals Escaped Overseas via Italy

Nazis on the Run
Nazis auf der Flucht. Wie Kriegsverbrecher über Italien nach Übersee entkamen (Nazis on the Run: How War Criminals Escaped Overseas via Italy), by Gerald Steinacher, StudienVerlag, 2008, 380 pp. [German]
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Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Die Deutschen und der Iran. Geschichte und Gegenwart einer verhängnisvollen

Germans, Nukes, and Mullahs
Die Deutschen und der Iran. Geschichte und Gegenwart einer verhängnisvollen
Freundschaft (The Germans and Iran: The History and Present Status of a Fateful Friendship), by Matthias Küntzel, Siedler, 2009, 320 pp. [German]
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Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Nazism in Syria and Lebanon. The Ambivalence of the German Option, 1933-1945

Hitler in the Levant: How Arabs Reacted to the Third Reich in Syria and Lebanon
Nazism in Syria and Lebanon. The Ambivalence of the German Option, 1933-1945 by Götz Nordbruch, Routledge, 2009, 209 pp.
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Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam, by David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann

A Mosaic on the Mufti’s Islam
Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam, by David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann, New York: Random House, 2008, 230 pp.
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Wolfgang G. Schwanitz on Haj-Amin el-Husseini and National-Socialism, by Jennie Lebel, translated by Paul Münch from Serbian, Belgrade: Čigoja štampa

The Mufti of Jerusalem
Haj-Amin el-Husseini and National-Socialism, by Jennie Lebel, translated by Paul Münch from Serbian, Belgrade: Čigoja štampa, 2007, 374 pp.
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