Raphael Lemkin and the Struggle for the Genocide Convention

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 15, 2008 - History - 334 pages
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This book is the first complete biography of Raphael Lemkin, the father of the United Nations Genocide Convention, based on his papers; and shows how his campaign for an international treaty succeeded. In addition, the book covers Lemkin's inauguration of the historical study of past genocides.

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Biography of the "Father of the Genocide Convention. Raphael Lemkin, a Polish jew who survived the holocaust, first proposed the term "genocide" in his book "Axis Rule in Occupied Europe(1944). A timely book in the year of the Sixtieth Commemoration of the Genocide Convention. Read full review

About the author (2008)

JOHN COOPER studied History at Balliol College, Oxford, UK, and was in private legal practice until his retirement. His publications include Eat and be Satisfied: a Social History of Jewish Food and Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990.

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