Raphael Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide

Raphael Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide

This book sheds new light on the concept of genocide, exploring the connection between Lemkin's philosophical writings, juridical works, and politics.

Author: Douglas Irvin-Erickson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812248647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Raphaël Lemkin was one of the twentieth century's most influential human rights figures, coining the word "genocide" in 1942 and working to enshrine the idea into international law. This book sheds new light on the concept of genocide, exploring the connection between Lemkin's philosophical writings, juridical works, and politics.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lemkin on Genocide

Lemkin on Genocide

Providing an annotated commentary on two unpublished manuscripts written by international law and genocide scholar Raphael Lemkin, Steven L. Jacobs offers a critical introduction to the father of genocide studies.

Author: Raphael Lemkin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739145265

Category: History

Page: 416

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Providing an annotated commentary on two unpublished manuscripts written by international law and genocide scholar Raphael Lemkin, Steven L. Jacobs offers a critical introduction to the father of genocide studies. Lemkin coined the term "genocide" and was the motivating force behind the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide. The materials collected here give readers further insight into this singularly courageous man and the issue which consumed him in the aftermath of the Second World War. It is a welcome addition to the library of genocide and Holocaust Studies scholars and students alike.
Categories: History

The Origins of Genocide

The Origins of Genocide

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Genocide Research.

Author: Dominik J. Schaller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317990420

Category: History

Page: 128

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This year the United Nations celebrated the 'Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide', adopted in December 1948. It is time to recognize the man behind this landmark in international law. At the beginning were a few words: "New conceptions require new terms. By ‘genocide’ we mean the destruction of a nation or of an ethnic group". Rarely in history have paradigmatic changes in scholarship been brought about with such few words. Putting the quintessential crime of modernity in only one sentence, Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), the Polish Jewish specialist in international law, not only summarized the horrors of the National Socialist Crimes, which were still underway, when he coined the term "genocide" in 1944, but also influenced international law. As the founding figure of the UN Genocide Convention Lemkin is finally getting the respect he deserves. Less known is his contribution to historical scholarship on genocide. Until his death, Lemkin was working on a broad study on genocides in the history of humankind. Unfortunately, he did not manage to publish it. The contributions in this book offer for the first time a critical assessment not only of his influence on international law but also on historical analysis of mass murders, showing the close connection between both. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Genocide Research.
Categories: History

Raphael Lemkin and his struggle for the recognition of genocide by international law

Raphael Lemkin and his struggle for the recognition of genocide by international law

Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: 10, İzmir University of Economics, course: Contemporary Debates in Global Politics, language: ...

Author: Esmir Music

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668399907

Category: Law

Page: 13

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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: 10, İzmir University of Economics, course: Contemporary Debates in Global Politics, language: English, abstract: This work provides details about Raphael Lemkin, who struggled a lot in order to make a crime against humanity punishable and recognizable under term of ''genocide''. Today, we frequently hear the word ''genocide'', but unfortunately we have no idea about the man who coined the term. More precisely, the purpose of this piece is to introduce you to the man named Raphael Lemkin and his efforts to contribute to the prevention of the worst crime against humanity. The paper provides answers on the questions about Lemkin's motivation and definition of the term ''genocide''. Additionally, the paper discusses Lemkin's influence on the adoption and the ratification of the Genocide Convention by the United Nations.
Categories: Law

Raphael Lemkin and the Struggle for the Genocide Convention

Raphael Lemkin and the Struggle for the Genocide Convention

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.

Author: J. Cooper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582736

Category: History

Page: 338

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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.
Categories: History

The Concept of Genocide in International Criminal Law

The Concept of Genocide in International Criminal Law

This book presents a review of historical and emerging legal issues that concern the interpretation of the international crime of genocide.

Author: Marco Odello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000076721

Category: History

Page: 288

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This book presents a review of historical and emerging legal issues that concern the interpretation of the international crime of genocide. The Polish legal expert Raphael Lemkin formulated the concept of genocide during the Nazi occupation of Europe, and it was then incorporated into the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This volume looks at the issues that are raised both by the existing international law definition of genocide and by the possible developments that continue to emerge under international criminal law. The authors consider how the concept of genocide might be used in different contexts, and see whether the definition in the 1948 convention may need some revision, also in the light of the original ideas that were expressed by Lemkin. The book focuses on specific themes that allow the reader to understand some of the problems related to the legal definition of genocide, in the context of historical and recent developments. As a valuable contribution to the debate on the significance, meaning and application of the crime of genocide the book will be essential reading for students and academics working in the areas of Legal History, International Criminal Law, Human Rights, and Genocide Studies.
Categories: History

Totally Unofficial

Totally Unofficial

This case study highlighting the story of Raphael Lemkin challenges everyone to think deeply about what it will take for individuals, groups, and nations to take up Lemkin's challenge.

Author: Dan Eshet

Publisher: Facing History & Ourselves National

ISBN: 0979844002

Category: Education

Page: 52

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Categories: Education

The Origins of Genocide

The Origins of Genocide

Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the United Nations 'Genocide Convention', this volume analyses the historical scholarship of the founding figure of the convention, Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959)

Author: Dominik J. Schaller

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415851300

Category: History

Page: 128

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Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the United Nations 'Genocide Convention', this volume analyses the historical scholarship of the founding figure of the convention, Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959)
Categories: History

Raphael Lemkin s Thoughts on Nazi Genocide

Raphael Lemkin s Thoughts on Nazi Genocide

A summary of the events that culminated in the Nuremberg Trials. Examines words of perpetrators both before and during the trials, as well as legal materials.

Author: Steven L. Jacobs

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: UOM:39015025166847

Category: History

Page: 375

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A summary of the events that culminated in the Nuremberg Trials. Examines words of perpetrators both before and during the trials, as well as legal materials.
Categories: History

If the Whole Body Dies

If the Whole Body Dies

Included is the original text of the Treaty Against Genocide"--Publisher's website.

Author: Robert Skloot

Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066816573

Category: Genocide

Page: 38

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" ... explores the life and career of Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959). Lemkin's obsession with stopping genocide (a word he coined) led to the adoption of the U.N. Treaty Against Genocide. By turns funny and sad, the one-act play will stimulate discussions--in classrooms, at conferences, and with religious groups-about historical genocide and Lemkin's unfinished mission. Included is the original text of the Treaty Against Genocide"--Publisher's website.
Categories: Genocide

Totally Unofficial

Totally Unofficial

Created for classroom use, this groundbreaking volume highlights the story of Raphael Lemkin, a lawyer of Polish-Jewish decent who, driven by a sense of moral duty and outraged by injustice, helped to facilitate the establishment of the ...

Author: Facing History and Ourselves

Publisher: Facing History & Ourselves National Foundation, Incorporated

ISBN: 0983787026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 70

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Facing History and Ourselves introduces its first book in the Making History Series. Created for classroom use, this groundbreaking volume highlights the story of Raphael Lemkin, a lawyer of Polish-Jewish decent who, driven by a sense of moral duty and outraged by injustice, helped to facilitate the establishment of the Genocide Convention, and set out guidelines for the international prevention and punishment for the crime of genocide. After studying the massacres of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, Lemkin struggled to find a way to use the law to prevent collective violence. To support his legal arguments, Lemkin coined the word 'genocide' in 1943. How did a new word change the way that people thought about a problem? Totally Unofficial explores the spectacular history of one man's work, and an international community's need to continue in his footsteps.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The UN genocide convention

The UN genocide convention

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International Organisations, grade: 8.0, Maastricht University, language: English, abstract: The hybrid term genocide was modeled by Raphael Lemkin ...

Author: Tobias Henze

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656367260

Category: Political Science

Page: 30

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International Organisations, grade: 8.0, Maastricht University, language: English, abstract: The hybrid term genocide was modeled by Raphael Lemkin and used for the first time in his book “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation - Analysis of Government - Proposals for Redress” (1944) and sought to describe the cruelties and mass murdering committed by the Nazis in the Second World War. Lemkin, a Polish lawyer who himself was persecuted by the Nazi system, thereby created “a new term and a new conception for [...] the destruction of a nation or of an ethnic group” (Lemkin, 1944, p. 79). A term that henceforward was used in order to depict the “crime of crimes” (Schabas, 2008a, p. 4), crimes that could not have been named before.
Categories: Political Science

Raphael Lemkin

Raphael Lemkin

Author: Dominik J. Schaller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:71718352

Category:

Page: 117

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Genocide

Genocide

Berel Lang's Genocide: The Act as Idea analyzes and defends the distinctiveness of the concept of genocide as a notable advance in the history of moral and political thinking and practice.

Author: Berel Lang

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812248852

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Berel Lang's Genocide: The Act as Idea analyzes and defends the distinctiveness of the concept of genocide as a notable advance in the history of moral and political thinking and practice.
Categories: Philosophy

Empire Colony Genocide

Empire  Colony  Genocide

This text is a world history of genocide that highlights what Lemkin called 'the role of the human group and its tribulations'.

Author: A. Dirk Moses

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454529

Category: History

Page: 491

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In 1944, Raphael Lemkin coined the term 'genocide' to describe a foreign occupation that destroyed or permanently crippled a subject population. This text is a world history of genocide that highlights what Lemkin called 'the role of the human group and its tribulations'.
Categories: History

A Cultural Interpretation of the Genocide Convention

A Cultural Interpretation of the Genocide Convention

This book critiques the dominant physical and biological interpretation of the Genocide Convention and argues that the idea of "culture" is central to properly understanding the crime of genocide.

Author: Kurt Mundorff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000096460

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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This book critiques the dominant physical and biological interpretation of the Genocide Convention and argues that the idea of "culture" is central to properly understanding the crime of genocide. Using Raphael Lemkin’s personal papers, archival materials from the State Department and the UN, as well as the mid-century secondary literature, it situates the convention in the longstanding debate between Enlightenment notions of universality and individualism, and Romantic notions of particularism and holism. The author conducts a thorough review of the treaty and its preparatory work to show that the drafters brought strong culturalist ideas to the debate and that Lemkin’s ideas were held widely in the immediate postwar period. Reconstructing the mid-century conversation on genocide and situating it in the much broader mid-century discourse on justice and society he demonstrates that culture is not a distraction to be read out of the Genocide Convention; it is the very reason it exists. This volume poses a forceful challenge to the materialist interpretation and calls into question decades of international case law. It will be of interest to scholars of genocide, human rights, international law, the history of international law and human rights, and treaty interpretation.
Categories: Political Science

Totally Unofficial

Totally Unofficial

Presents the never-before-published autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, who immigrated to the U.S. during World War II and made it his life's work to fight genocide, a term he coined, with the might of the U.N. Genocide Convention.

Author: Raphael Lemkin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300186963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

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Presents the never-before-published autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, who immigrated to the U.S. during World War II and made it his life's work to fight genocide, a term he coined, with the might of the U.N. Genocide Convention.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

Uniquely combining empirical reconstruction and conceptual analysis, this Handbook presents and analyses regions of genocide and the entire field of 'genocide studies' in one substantial volume.

Author: Donald Bloxham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191613616

Category: History

Page: 696

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Genocide has scarred human societies since Antiquity. In the modern era, genocide has been a global phenomenon: from massacres in colonial America, Africa, and Australia to the Holocaust of European Jewry and mass death in Maoist China. In recent years, the discipline of 'genocide studies' has developed to offer analysis and comprehension. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies is the first book to subject both genocide and the young discipline it has spawned to systematic, in-depth investigation. Thirty-four renowned experts study genocide through the ages by taking regional, thematic, and disciplinary-specific approaches. Chapters examine secessionist and political genocides in modern Asia. Others treat the violent dynamics of European colonialism in Africa, the complex ethnic geography of the Great Lakes region, and the structural instability of the continent's northern horn. South and North America receive detailed coverage, as do the Ottoman Empire, Nazi-occupied Europe, and post-communist Eastern Europe. Sustained attention is paid to themes like gender, memory, the state, culture, ethnic cleansing, military intervention, the United Nations, and prosecutions. The work is multi-disciplinary, featuring the work of historians, anthropologists, lawyers, political scientists, sociologists, and philosophers. Uniquely combining empirical reconstruction and conceptual analysis, this Handbook presents and analyses regions of genocide and the entire field of 'genocide studies' in one substantial volume.
Categories: History

A Gendered Lens for Genocide Prevention

A Gendered Lens for Genocide Prevention

This edited collection develops a gendered lens for genocide prevention by uncovering socially constructed gender roles which are crucial for the onset, form and prevention of genocide and mass atrocities.

Author: Mary Michele Connellan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137601179

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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This edited collection develops a gendered lens for genocide prevention by uncovering socially constructed gender roles which are crucial for the onset, form and prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. This volume draws on contemporary feminist theory, concepts of masculinity, critical discussions of international law, and in-depth case studies to provide a better understanding of the function of gender at different stages of genocide and mass atrocity processes as well as a basis for more comprehensive strategies for genocide prevention.
Categories: Political Science