Jürgen Tampke was born 1944 in Brandenburg, Germany, and migrated to Australia in 1964. He graduated with first class honours at Macquarie University in 1971 and a PhD from the Australian University in 1975. Jürgen occupied the position of associate professor at the School of History University of New South Wales. He is the author of numerous books on European and Australian history. His latest is book is Perfidious Distortion: the Peace Treaty of Versaille and the Success of the Nazis.