Raphael Lemkin - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • John Cooper
    • 24.06.14 | 19:49 (IDT)

    David Green does not sufficiently emphasize the Jewish background to Lemkin's interest in mass murder and his resolve to end it. The killing of Jews in Poland and the Ukraine after World War 1 sensitized Lemkin to the issue of the large-scale slaughter of the Armenians.During the Russian Civil War 50'000 to 100,000 Jews were killed in the Ukraine. As a Hebrew speaker and passionate Zionist,Lemkin felt very strongly about this. He wrote for the Zionist daily,Haynt,and was professor of Law at a Mizrachi College in Warsaw from 1927-1939.Between the two World Wars,he was a general secretary of a Zionist organization in Poland.Why omit his Zionist background from a newspaper published in Israel.?John Cooper author of "Raphael Lekin and the Struggle for the Genocide Convention" (2008).

    from the article: This Day in Jewish History / Polish lawyer who coined the word 'genocide’ is born
    First published 12:00 24.06.14 | Last updated 12:00 24.06.14
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