Mark Aarons

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Mark Aarons
Born25 December 1951 (1951-12-25) (age 67)
Parent(s)Laurie Aarons, Carole Arkistall

Mark Aarons (born 25 December 1951) is an Australian journalist and author. He was a political adviser to NSW Premier Bob Carr.

Aarons was born in Newcastle, New South Wales but was brought up in Sydney. He was educated at Fairfield Boys High School and North Sydney Boys High School.

He is the son of the late Laurie Aarons, former secretary of the Communist Party of Australia. Mark Aarons was a member of the Communist Party of Australia from 1969 to 1978, and a Young Communist organiser in 1977.[1]

Mark Aarons' activism started at North Sydney Boys High School in the mid-1960s especially in organising students to protest the Vietnam War. His 1986 ABC radio documentary series ‘Nazis in Australia’ prompted the Hawke government’s inquiry into war criminals and formation of Special Investigations Unit.[2][3]


  • The Family File, Melbourne: Black Inc., 2010.
  • War Criminals Welcome: Australia, a Sanctuary for War Criminals Since 1945, Melbourne: Black Inc., 2001
  • The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People, with John Loftus, St. Martin's Press, 1994, ISBN 978-0-312-15648-0
  • Ratlines: How the Vatican's Nazi Networks Betrayed Western Intelligence to the Soviets, with John Loftus, William Heinemann, 1991 (US edition: Unholy Trinity: How the Vatican's Nazi Networks Betrayed Western Intelligence to the Soviets, with John Loftus, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992). 372 pages.


  • Aarons, Mark (March 2009). "The Nation Reviewed: Hideout". The Monthly. 43: 14–16.
  • Aarons, Mark (August 2010). "The Hollowmen". The Monthly. 59: 22–27.


  1. ^ Dynasties: Mark Aarons. Retrieved on 28 April 2011
  2. ^ NSBHS HSC 1969
  3. ^ Excerpt from page 104 of A History of the Democratic Socialist Party and the Resistance, Volume I by John Percy: “........... Alan Tomlinson, one of the more conservative students in HSSAWV, who went to the same school as Mark Aarons, North Sydney Boys High, and .......” (This is accessible on internet)

External links[edit]

  • Dynasties – program on Aarons and his family history broadcast in January 2006