Danny Orbach

Dr. Danny Orbach

Research Fellow
Danny Orbach

Danny Orbach is a military historian and a senior lecturer in the departments for Asian studies and history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his PhD in Harvard University in the field of modern Japanese history, and published on multiple subjects such as military resistance and coups in Germany and Japan, political assassinations in Egypt, the question of illegal commands in the Israeli Army, as well as the debate on the bombing of Auschwitz during the Second World War. His two latest books are The Plots against Hitler (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), which is about to be translated to six different languages, and Curse on this Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan (Cornell University Press, 2017), also forthcoming in Hebrew with Tel Aviv University Press.

Currently, he is working on a new project on foreign military adventurers, American, British, Japanese and Russian, in the Chinese sphere between 1860 and 1945.

As a commentator and political blogger, Danny Orbach is regularly writing for media outlets such as The Jerusalem Post. Many of his contributions can be read in his blog, The Owl, in both Hebrew and English, as well as in his Amazon author page.

In addition to his fellowship in the Truman Institute, he is also a research fellow of the Azrieli Foundation and an external fellow in the International History Institute, Boston University.

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