M. S. Arnoni

    M. S. Arnoni was born in Lódz, Poland in 1922 and died in Hilversum, the Netherlands, in 1985. He was a philosopher, writer, political activist, and professor of political science. He was also a Jew who had been imprisoned in various concentration camps during the Second World War. He studied at the universities of Munich, New York, Wisconsin, and Virginia, where he specialized in international relations. After being a professor at various American universities, he left the USA in 1969 because of its intervention in Vietnam and his disappointment with the New Left, and moved to Israel, where he advised the government on foreign policy. From 1971 until his death, he lived in The Netherlands.
    Arnoni published several books and numerous articles on politics and other subjects. He also edited The Minority of One and In Search, in which he agitated against the arms race and displayed his fear of another world war. He participated in numerous extradiplomatic activities and peace initiatives, cooperating with people like U Thant, Norodom Sihanouk, Ho Chi Minh, and Salvador Allende. He wrote Mother Was Not Home for Burial, an autobiography that dealt with his Holocaust experience and novels.

(Biography adapted from the web page of the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.)