David G. Marwell, Ph.D.

David G. Marwell, Ph.D. is Director and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Previously, he served as Chief of Investigative Research at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations, where he conducted historical research in support of prosecution of Nazi war criminals living in the United States and played a major role in the Justice Department’s investigations of Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele. From 1988 to 1994, Dr. Marwell was the Director of the Berlin Document Center, where he managed the center’s 25 million Nazi-era personnel files, and subsequently oversaw the transfer of the center’s administration to the German government. He became president of the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation in 2006. Prior to his current position at the Museum, Dr. Marwell was Associate Director for Museum Programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and Executive Director of the JFK Assassination Records Review Board from 1994-1997.