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The Resource East west street : on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity, Philippe Sands

East west street : on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity, Philippe Sands

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East west street : on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity
Title
East west street
Title remainder
on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Sands
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When he receives an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, international lawyer Philippe Sands begins a journey on the trail of his family's secret history. In doing so, he uncovers an astonishing series of coincidences that lead him halfway across the world, to the origins of international law at the Nuremberg trial. Interweaving the stories of the two Nuremberg prosecutors (Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin) who invented the crimes or genocide and crimes against humanity, the Nazi governor responsible for the murder of thousands in and around Lviv (Hans Frank), and incredible acts of wartime bravery, EAST WEST STREET is an unforgettable blend of memoir and historical detective story, and a powerful meditation on the way memory, crime and guilt leave scars across generations
Summary
Pieces together how the lives of humanitarian-law professors Rafael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht--as well as the life of Hitler's personal lawyer, who ordered the death of more than a million Jews and Poles, including the families of Lemkin and Lauterpacht--converged in October 1946 at the International Military Tribunals at Nuremberg
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Writing style
Award
Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10492421
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1960-
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Sands, Philippe
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Crimes against humanity
  • Crimes against humanity (International law)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Genocide
  • Sands, Philippe
  • Genocide (International law)
  • Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
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on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity
Label
East west street : on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity, Philippe Sands
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059760317
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
XXX, 464 pages
Isbn
9781474601917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)928783061
Label
East west street : on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity, Philippe Sands
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059760317
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
XXX, 464 pages
Isbn
9781474601917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)928783061

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