Yaron Svoray

Spy, Nazi Hunter and Former Police Detective.


Yaron’s talks are both uplifting and motivational. They are about bravery, about selflessness, about learning on the run, about never giving up – against all odds. Ultimately, they offer a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

For the last 20 years, Yaron has lead an International team of dedicated men and women who specialize in the discovery and recovery of jewels, diamonds, artefacts and personal property hidden at the end of WWII by the Nazis. He has found treasures throughout Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, and South America. All of the finds are given to charities and museums.

Current work

Recently, he’s worked with National Geographic developing a TV series based on his adventures and projects.

Previous experience

Education: Yaron Svoray was born in 1954 in Israel and spent his childhood in a small kibbutz in the Israeli desert. Upon the completion of his primary education, he served in the Israeli Defence Forces as a paratrooper, seeing action in the 1973 Yom Kippur War as well as in many commando raids into hostile territories. Following his military service, Yaron conducted his undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, later completing his master’s degree in New York.

Detective: In the early 80’s Yaron worked as a detective sergeant in the Tel-Aviv Yamar, the Israeli equivalent of the FBI. He then employed his investigatory skills as a journalist, working for Israeli and American publications and television networks.

Journalist: The most explosive of his journalistic exploits occurred in 1995 when Yaron infiltrated the Neo-Nazi movement in Germany. His undercover operation received worldwide attention which resulted in a book and an acclaimed HBO movie entitled ‘The Infiltrator’.


Talking Points
Finding Nazi Treasure
The Life of a Spy inside the World of Terrorism
The Infiltrator
In Hitler's Shadow
Terrorism today : Insights into the Middle East