This Day in Jewish History / He Would Save the Jews by Saving the World: A Human Rights Warrior Dies

Rene Cassin believed that Jews can't be safe until general human rights for all are established. He got a Nobel prize for his efforts to achieve that very end.

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On February 20, 1976, the French jurist, human-rights pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Rene Cassin died, at age 88. Cassin had a long and distinguished career as legal thinker and practitioner, and in the...