Raphael Lemkin, Culture, and the Concept of Genocide

@inproceedings{Moses2010RaphaelLC,
  title={Raphael Lemkin, Culture, and the Concept of Genocide},
  author={A. Moses},
  year={2010}
}
‘In the beginning was Raphael Lemkin’ is effectively how the conventional accounts of the genocide concept begin. As the coiner of the word and ‘father of the genocide convention’, his person is held to be coeval with the concept, so that biography replaces intellectual history. That biography is written teleologically as a heroic struggle against the odds, consummated in the ‘United Nations Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of Genocide’ in 1948, and invested with poignancy after his… Expand
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