Totally Unofficial. The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin | editor: Donna-Lee Frieze - Instytut Pileckiego

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Totally Unofficial. The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin | editor: Donna-Lee Frieze

Totally Unofficial is not only an autobiography, but also a fascinating account of the birth of the Genocide Convention, which Lemkin considered as his life’s work. The book was published in Polish (originally published by Yale University Press in 2013).

Raphael Lemkin (1900–1959) – a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the John Casimir University in Lwów, deputy prosecutor and attorney based in Warsaw. The author of the concept of genocide, he prepared a draft of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was adopted by the United Nations on 9 December 1948. Totally Unofficial is not only an autobiography, but also a fascinating account of the birth of the Genocide Convention, which Lemkin considered as his life’s work.

The book is available for purchase through our shop.