Prof. Arieh J. Kochavi

arieh kochavi

Fields of Interest: World War II, Diplomatic History of the 20th century, Refugees and displaced persons in Europe, Refugee Organizations, Prisoners of War, The Nuremberg, Holocaust and Anti-Semitism, British and American Foreign Policies

Present Offices in University Academic and Administration

Head, Strochlitz Institute of Holocaust Studies

Chair, Editorial Board, Dapim: Studies on the Shoa



Displaced Persons and International Politics (Tel Aviv University and Am Oved Publishers Ltd, 1992), (Hebrew)

Prelude to Nuremberg: Allied War Crimes Policy and the Question of Punishment (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998)

Post-Holocaust Politics: Britain, the United States and Jewish Refugees, 1945-1948 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2001). The book won the Buchman Prize of Yad Vashem.

Confronting Captivity: Britain, the United States, and their POWs in Nazi Germany (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press) (forthcoming June 2005).

The Road to Nuremberg Trials (Yad Vashem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2006) (Hebrew)


"Britain Versus Roumania and the Soviet Military Authorities, 1945-1947," Balkan Studies, 29 (1988), 283-297.

"The Catholic Church and Antisemitism in Poland Following World War II as reflected in British Diplomatic Documents," Emanuel Meltzer, David Engel, eds., Gal-Ed (Tel Aviv 1989), XI, 116-128.

"The Displaced Persons' Problem and the Formulation of British Policy in Palestine," Studies in Zionism, 10 (Spring 1989), 31-48.

"British Response to the Involvement of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Illegal Jewish Immigration to Palestine," Immigrants and Minorities, 8 (November 1989), 223-234.

"United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration," Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Israel Gutman, Editor in Chief, Macmillan Publishing Company (New York 1990), Vol. 4, 1538-1540.

"UNRRA Caught in the Tangle of International Constrains: The Western Powers and the Displaced Persons," Proceeding of the Tenth World Conference of Jewish Studies, Division B, Vol. I (Jerusalem 1990), 537-543 (Hebrew).

"Anglo - American Discord: Jewish Refugees and United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Policy, 1945-1947," Diplomatic History, 14 (Fall 1990), 529-551.

"British Policy on Non-Repatriable Displaced Persons in Germany and Austria, 1945-1947," European History Quarterly, 21 (July 1991), 365-382.

"Were the Crimes Perpetrated Against German Jews during WWII war Crimes?," Studies on the Holocaust Period, 9 (1991), 239-255 (Hebrew).

"British Policy Toward East European Refugees in Germany and Austria," Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual, 7 (1991), 63-76.

"The Jewish Agency and the Distress of German and Austrian Jewry, (1938-1939)," Asher Cohen, Yehoyakim Cochavi, Yoav Gelber, eds., Dapim: Studies On the Shoa, (New York, San Francisco, Bern, Paris, London 1991), 131-163.

"Britain, the Soviet Union and the Question of the Baltic States in 1943," Journal of Baltic Studies, XXII (Summer 1991), 173-182.

"Britain and the Illegal Immigration to Palestine from France Following World War II," Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 6, 4 (1991), 383-396.

"Anglo-Soviet Differences over the Policy Towards War Criminals, 1942-1943," The Slavonic and East European Review, 69 (July 1991), 458-477.

"The Moscow Declaration, the Kharkov Trial, and the Question of a Policy on Major War Criminals in the Second World War," History, 76 (October 1991), 402-417.

"The Making of the Allies' Policy towards the Major War Criminals during the Second World War," Zmanim - A Historical Quarterly, 11 (Summer 1992), 68-77 (Hebrew).

"Britain and the Jewish Exodus From Poland Following the Second World War," Polin: A Journal of Polish-Jewish Studies, (Oxford 1992), 161-175.

"Britain and the Establishment of the United Nations War Crimes Commission," The English Historical Review, CVII (April 1992), 323-349.

"Britain and the War Criminals Question at the Conclusion of the Second World War: The Military Dimension", The British Journal of Holocaust Education, 2 (Winter 1993), 123-148.

"Britain's Attitude towards Swedish Position on War Criminals, 1943-1945," Scandinavian Journal of History, 18,4 (1993), 291-306.

"Britain, the United States and the Question of Asylum for War Criminals in the Neutral Countries during World War II," Canadian Journal of History, 28,3 (December 1993), 495-520.

"The British Struggle Against the Jewish Displaced Persons: International Aspects," Zionism: Studies in the History of the Zionist Movement and of the Jewish Community in Palestine, XVIII (Tel Aviv 1994), 415-428 (Hebrew).

"The British Foreign Office Versus the United Nations War Crimes Commission during the Second World War," Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 8,1 (Spring 1994), 28-49.

"The Response to Nazi Germany's Crimes Against Axis Nationals: The American and British Positions," Diplomacy & Statecraft, V, 2 (July 1994), 334-357.

"British Assumptions of American Jewry's Political Strength, 1945-1947," Modern Judaism, 15 (1995), 161-182.

"Britain, the United States and Irish Neutrality, 1944-1945," European History Quarterly, 25, 1 (January 1995), 93-115.

"Discord within Roosevelt's Administration over a Policy toward War Criminals," Diplomatic History, 19, 4 (Fall 1995), 617-639.

"British Diplomats and the Jews in Poland, Romania, and Hungary During the Communist Takeovers," East European Quarterly, XXIX (Winter 1995), 449-464.

"Great Power Politics: Jewish DPs Following World War II," in John J. Michalczyk (ed.), Resisters, Rescuers, and Refugees: Historical and Ethical Issues (Kensas City: Sheed & Ward, Pub., 1997): 257-267.

"The Struggle Against Jewish Immigration to Palestine," Middle Eastern Studies, 34, no. 3 (July 1998): 146-167.

"British Officialdoms and European Jewry during the 1940s," Immigrants and Minorities, 17, no. 3 (November 1998): 34-54.

"Britain's Image Campaign against the Zionists," Journal of Contemporary History, 36, no. 2 (2001): 293-307.

"Punishing War Criminals: The Anglo-American Debate," in Shlomo Aronson (Editor), New Records New Perspectives (Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2002), 119-128.

"From Cautiousness to Decisiveness: Changes in Soviet Negotiation Tactics Toward the British During World War II," East European Quarterly, XXXVI, no. 4 (January 2003), 481-509.

"Indirect Pressure: Moscow and the End of the British Mandate in Palestine' Israel Studies, 10, no. 1&2, (Autumn/Winter 2004), 60-76.

"Why None of Britain's Long-term POWs in Nazi-Germany were Repatriated during World War II," Canadian Journal of History XXXIX (April 2004), 64-85.

"United Nations War Crimes Commission," in Dinah L. Shelton (ed.), Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Detroit, 2005), vol. 3, 1100-107.

"Henry Morgenthau," in Dinah L. Shelton (ed.), Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Detroit, 2005), vol. 2, 706-07.

"Robert Jackson," in Dinah L. Shelton (ed.), Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Detroit, 2005), vol. 2, 591-94.

"Israel and the International Legal Arena," The Journal of Israel History, 25, no. 1 (March 2006): 223-44

"The Politics of Displaced Persons in Post-War Europe, 1945-1950," Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950 (ed. Dan Stone), Thomson Learning EMEA Ltd, Reading 2007

"Allied War Crimes Policy: The Issue of Crimes against Jewish Nationals of Axis Countries," Justice, 44 (Spring 2007): 24-28

"The Role of Genocide of European Jewry in the preparations for the Nuremberg Trials" in David Bankier and Dan Michman (ed.), Holocaust and Justice. (Jerusalem: Yad vashem, 2010), 59-81.

"Liberation and Dispersal" in Peter hyes and John K. Roth (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies: (New York: Oxford University Press 2010), 509-523.

"Politics, Morals and International Law: Preparing for the Nuremberg Trials" in Shlomo Avineri (ed.), War and Peace. (Jerusalem: 'Graphit' Press Ltd., 2010), 59-81.

"The Holocaust and the Establishment of the State of Israel" in Meir Hazan and Uri Cohen (eds.), Culture, Memory, and History: Essays in Honor of Anita Shapira: (Tel Aviv University and the Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History,Jerusalem: 2012) 351-372. (Hebrew).


"The US , Britain and the Pelestinian Refugee Question after the Six Day War", Middle Eastern Studies, 48, no. 4, (2012): 537-553.

"Jerusalem in Anglo-American policy in the immediate wake of the June 1967 war", Israel Affairs, 19, no. 3, (2013): 451-467.


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