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Raphael Lemkin ¸ 1 REVIEW REVIEW ß Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin Oncept 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 PrizeAlthough Lemkin died alone and in poverty he left behind a model for a life of activism a legacy of major contributions to international law andnot leastan. I met Raphael Lemkin in 1958 I was a student of Public Law Government at Columbia Univ Dr Lemkin was an inspiration as a person He had a mission to protect the cultures and peoples of the world from the heinous crime that befell his family and European Jewry during WWII This book reveals his courage his persistence and his positive attitude towards being able to do something important for the world in spite of all his struggles and hardships He argued that If killing one person is a crime in most societies what about the crime of murdering a whole people The United Nations in its infancy was the perfect venue for supporting a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide a term that he had coined I thoroughly recommend this book to any one who is interested to know how one person persisted in changing the world through personal persuasion and the application of law His belief in the law is a much needed reminder that all cultures have developed laws that circumscribe human behavior in order to survive with dignity and order Thrill Me Do Not Disturb legal status An uncommonly creative pioneer in ethical thought he twice was nominated for the Nobel Peace PrizeAlthough Lemkin died alone and in poverty he Vildanden left behind a model for a The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 life of activism a Duffy legacy of major contributions to international Art of Deception Kate Hanson #2 law andnot Flight of the Clockwork Angels leastan. I met Raphael Lemkin in 1958 I was a student of Public Law Government at Columbia Univ Dr Lemkin was an inspiration as a person He had a mission to protect the cultures and peoples of the world from the heinous crime that befell his family and European Jewry during WWII This book reveals his courage his persistence and his positive attitude towards being able to do something important for the world in spite of all his struggles and hardships He argued that If killing one person is a crime in most societies what about the crime of murdering a whole people The United Nations in its infancy was the perfect venue for supporting a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide a term that he had coined I thoroughly recommend this book to any one who is interested to know how one person persisted in changing the world through personal persuasion and the application of Take law His belief in the La figlia del podestà law is a much needed reminder that all cultures have developed Persuasion The Litigator's Art laws that circumscribe human behavior in order to survive with dignity and order

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Raphael Lemkin ¸ 1 REVIEW REVIEW ß Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin The never before published autobiography of Raphael Lemkin a giant among twentieth century ethical thinkers 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 worlds understanding of group rights He invented the c. Raphael Lemkin was a regular visitor to my parent s home when I was growing up He was my grand uncle I remember him well and my parents and their friends speaking about him and his work both when he was and wasn t around eually after he died all too young So I knew well the story of his life and work After his death all of his papers and books etc from his apartment in NYC lay preciously guarded under my train table in the basement of our family home in Hempstead NY all except one his autobiography was held by a rather unconscionable and greedy Mr Gabriel who wanted to find a buyer for the autobiography which he had custody of Though having seen all of his other papers now in several archives donated by my father Robert Raymond Lemkin DDS when they were in our home for 15 decades I had never seen the manuscript of his autobiography It took all these many years for someone to lovingly learn to read his handwriting understand his revisions and put it in a logical order and complete a few parts that were only in outline The book was a treasure for me to read Raphael never talked about his boyhood early adulthood nor escape from Poland I m sure because it was too painful and brought up the 49 family members lost to the Holocaust despite his pleas for others to flee with him As persons here and elsewhere have noted he devoted his life to one thing using law and the power of morality to fight against the dark side of humanity against crimes against humanity against wars and against the term of his coinage genocide He was a lonely and poor man who always fought on against great odds and the obstacles of power and entrenched notions of international law and the interests of nations He could have had a normal life but he chose the one he did because he felt he could choose no other and we are all the richer for that however there is still a VERY long way to go to see his dreams ultimately realized Long an obscure figure except to the family and the few who knew him his time now seems to have arrived Many books and films have been made others I know of are in production Courses are taught on Genocide and some universities even have programs dedicated to its study Personally he taught me how one person could make a difference in the World and that one should first consider themselves a citizen of the World before thinking of unimportant things like nationality or clan religion speaker of this or that language etc Too many say what can I one person do I think my uncle Raphael answered that with the way he led his life I really enjoyed reading this book and it rings true to the man I knew and heard from and about so many times at my family home and from others I was touched with the sensitivity he portrayed his innocent pre war years living in the Pale as well as the descriptions of his worries strategies doubts and hopes to see his dream realized It even was partly by the time he died Sadly it was not until many years after his death that the USA finally signed onto the Genocide Treaty of the United Nations which he wrote and unofficially haunted the UN to persuade nations to sign on to it at the UN and ratify it in their own homelands My thanks to the editor who so wonderfully made this unfinished manuscript a reality I would suggest this book highly to anyone concerned about the issues that Raphael Lemkin devoted his life to and for anyone who wants to know how one person can make a difference in the Worldif only of us would try Peter R Lemkin

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Raphael Lemkin ¸ 1 REVIEW REVIEW ß Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin 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. No one with a broad concern for the human condition could remain unmoved and without deep gratitude for the achievement this book represents It offers the very touch and smell of the soil in which Raphael Lemkin s central concept germinated and conveys the calculating insistent unrelenting personal initiative it took for him to keep it aliveBut beyond all that I was struck by the irony that when addressing anything but genocide and the law Lemkin s writing seemed to take wing as in his descriptions of childhood his depictions of nature suggesting to me that he sacrificed a profound literary creativity in order fulfill the mission he set for himself


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    READ & DOWNLOAD Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin (EBOOK/EPUB) [ Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin] Raphael Lemkin ¸ 1 REVIEW I first heard of Raphael Lemkin from Samantha Power's book "A Problem from Hell." Lemkin, whose parents perished in the holocaust, spent the remainder of his life tirelessly working towards outlawing genocide thro

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