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Lyn Julius
Germans and Nazis in the Middle East

Thursday 11.07.2024


The foundation for Hitler’s infamous 1941 meeting with Haj Amin al-Husseini was laid decades earlier, during Kaiser Wilhelm II’s visit to the Ottoman Levant in 1898. The growing German influence in the Middle East fueled the emergence of Arab nationalist parties and Islamist groups inspired by Nazism. Following World War II, Egypt and Syria became a refuge for Nazi war criminals.

Lyn Julius

Lyn Julius was born in the UK and educated at the French Lycée in London and the University of Sussex. The daughter of Jewish refugees from Iraq, she is a journalist and founder of Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa ( Lyn blogs daily at Point of No Return ( Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Jewish News, and Jerusalem Post. She has a regular column in the Times of Israel and JNS News. Her book Uprooted: How 3,000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight has been translated in to Norwegian, Portuguese and Arabic, and a Hebrew version is in progress.