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The Resource Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze

Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze

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Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin
Title
Totally unofficial
Title remainder
the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin
Statement of responsibility
Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. Although Lemkin died alone and in poverty, he left behind a model for a life of activism, a legacy of major contributions to international law, and--not least--an unpublished autobiography. Presented here for the first time is his own account of his life, from his boyhood on a small farm in Poland with his Jewish parents, to his perilous escape from Nazi Europe, through his arrival in the United States and rise to influence as an academic, thinker, and revered lawyer of international criminal law"--
  • "Life and work 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"--
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
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10187061
Cataloging source
DLC
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1900-1959
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Lemkin, Raphael
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Frieze, Donna-Lee
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True
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  • Lemkin, Raphael
  • Lawyers
  • Human rights workers
  • Human rights workers
  • Autobiographies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Lawyers
  • Genocide
Target audience
adult
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the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin
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Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.Early Years -- Two.The Flight, 1939 -- Three.The Flight, 1939--1940 -- Four.A Refugee in Lithuania, Latvia, and Sweden -- Five.From Sweden to the United States -- Six.First Impressions of America: April--June 1941 -- Seven.Alerting the World to Genocide -- Eight.The Birth of the Convention -- Nine.Geneva, 1948 -- Ten.Paris, 1948 -- Eleven.Climbing a Mountain Again -- Twelve.Nearing the End
Control code
000050303427
Extent
222 pages ; 22 cm.
Isbn
9780300186963
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
Totally unofficial : the autobiography of Raphael Lemkin, Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.Early Years -- Two.The Flight, 1939 -- Three.The Flight, 1939--1940 -- Four.A Refugee in Lithuania, Latvia, and Sweden -- Five.From Sweden to the United States -- Six.First Impressions of America: April--June 1941 -- Seven.Alerting the World to Genocide -- Eight.The Birth of the Convention -- Nine.Geneva, 1948 -- Ten.Paris, 1948 -- Eleven.Climbing a Mountain Again -- Twelve.Nearing the End
Control code
000050303427
Extent
222 pages ; 22 cm.
Isbn
9780300186963
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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