Emeritus Professor Konrad Kwiet was born in Germany in 1941, and is one of the best-known Holocaust scholars. He studied History and Political Sciences in Berlin and Amsterdam. Moving to Australia in 1976, as a historian at the German Dept at the UNSW. In 1992 he was appointed Professor in German and European Studies at Macquarie University. He served as chief historian of the Australian War Crimes Commission, Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies at St Antony College, Oxford, the Jewish University in Heidelberg, the Universities in Frankfurt/Main and Berlin and Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. Professor Kwiet continues to work as Resident Historian at the Sydney Jewish Museum, a position he took up 28 years ago.