Raphael Lemkin and the Struggle for the Genocide Convention

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Jan 17, 2008 - History - 338 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

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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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