Guenter Lewy

Guenter Lewy (PhD, Columbia University, 1957) is professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and the author of seventeen books, most recently Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers (Oxford University Press, 2017). Born in 1923 in Breslau (then Germany, now Wroclaw, Poland), he emigrated to the British mandate in Palestine in early 1939, working in a kibbutz until late 1942. With Rommel at the gates of Alexandria, Lewy volunteered for the British Army, and served in the Jewish Brigade which fought in Italy as part of Montgomery’s Eighth Army. After his discharge in 1946 he came to the United States.