David Marwell

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David G. Marwell (born 1951) is an American historian and the former director[1] of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. Marwell received a BA from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in modern European history from Binghamton University.[2]


Prior to his work at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. from 1997 to 2000, Marwell was director of the Berlin Document Center from 1988 to 1994[3] and then executive director of the Assassination Records Review Board.[4]

He also served as Chief of Investigative Research for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Investigations.[5] In that capacity, Marwell was responsible for conducting historical and forensic research in support of Justice Department prosecution of Nazi war criminals, including Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele.[6] He has also served as an expert witness and consultant to the governments of Canada and Australia on several war crime prosecutions, and was a member of the Interagency Working Group for Nazi War Criminal Documents. Marwell also serves as President of the Leo Baeck Institute New York|Berlin and on the board of FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), the Auschwitz Jewish Center, and The Defiant Requiem Foundation.

Marwell's book, MENGELE: Unmasking the "Angel of Death" about Josef Mengele was published in January 2020.


  • MENGELE: Unmasking the "Angel of Death" Norton & Company, Incorporated, W.W., 2020. ISBN 9780393609530


  1. ^ "Director of Museum of Jewish Heritage to Step Down". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  2. ^ Barron, James (September 27, 2006). "At Long Last, a Shostakovich Premiere". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  3. ^ Kinzer, Stephen (April 1, 1994). "Berlin Journal; Torch Is Passed, and the Past Is in German Hands". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  4. ^ Kamen, Al (October 12, 1994). "Sen. Byrd: Lord of a Land That Is Not PC". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Israeli ex-agent: We allowed Nazi doc to escape". NBC News. September 2, 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Us Intelligence Paid Nazi For Information". The Prescott Courier. February 7, 1993. Retrieved 20 November 2009.