Yakov Falkov

Yaakov Falkov

Guest Speaker

Lecturer at Tel Aviv and Reichman Universities

Dr. Yaacov Falkov is a Latvia-born Israeli historian. In 2013, he received his Ph.D. in military and intelligence history from Tel Aviv University. While researching the intelligence activities of Soviet partisans during World War II, he was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), and The World Holocaust Remembrance Center and Archive Yad Vashem. Dr. Falkov is the author of two books: Forest Spies: The Intelligence Activity of the Soviet Partisans 1941-1945 (in Hebrew; Yad Vashem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2017), awarded the Historical Society of Israel Prize for 2021, and Between Hitler and Churchill: Two Jewish Agents and the Effort Made by British Intelligence to Prevent Secret Polish-Nazi Collusion (in Hebrew; the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2022), published in 2022. He is also co-author of the book Fighters Across Frontiers: Transnational Resistance in Europe, 1936-48, published by Manchester University Press in 2019, as well as numerous other publications in English, Hebrew, and Russian. Dr. Falkov teaches at Tel Aviv University and Reichman University in Israel.