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Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin

Author: Raphael Lemkin; Donna-Lee Frieze
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Among the greatest intellectual heroes of modern times, Raphael Lemkin lived an extraordinary life of struggle and hardship, yet altered international law and redefined the world's understanding of group rights. He invented the concept and word "genocide" and propelled the idea into international legal status. An uncommonly creative pioneer in ethical thought, he twice was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biography
Named Person: Raphael Lemkin; Raphael Lemkin; Raphael Lemkin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Lemkin; Donna-Lee Frieze
ISBN: 9780300186963 0300186967
OCLC Number: 813392860
Description: xxvii, 293 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Early Years --
The Flight, 1939 --
The Flight, 1939-1940 --
A Refugee in Lithuania, Latvia, and Sweden --
From Sweden to the United States --
First Impressions of America: April-June 1941 --
Alerting the World to Genocide --
The Birth of the Convention --
Geneva, 1948 --
Paris, 1948 --
Climbing a Mountain Again --
Nearing the End.
Other Titles: Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin
Responsibility: edited by Donna-Lee Frieze.

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