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The Resource East West Street : on the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity", Philippe Sands

East West Street : on the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity", Philippe Sands

Label
East West Street : on the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity"
Title
East West Street
Title remainder
on the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity"
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Sands
Title variation
On the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity"
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A ... personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich. East West Street looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the ideas of 'genocide' and 'crimes against humanity,' both of whom not knowing the other, studied at the same university with the same professor, in a city little known today that was a major cultural center of Europe, 'the little Paris of Ukraine,' a city variously called Lemberg, Lwów, Lvov, or Lviv ... Sands ... realized that his own field of international law had been forged by two men--Rafael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht--each of whom had studied law at Lviv University in the city of his grandfather's birth, each of whom had come to be considered the finest international legal mind of the twentieth century, each considered to be the father of the modern human rights movement, and each, at parallel times, forging diametrically opposite, revolutionary concepts of humanitarian law that had changed the world"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
Pieces together how the lives of humanitarian-law professors Rafael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht--as well as the life of Hitler's personal lawyer, who ordered the death of more than a million Jews and Poles, including the families of Lemkin and Lauterpacht--converged in October 1946 at the International Military Tribunals at Nuremberg
Tone
Writing style
Award
Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10492421
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sands, Philippe
Dewey number
345/.0251
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sands, Philippe
  • Lauterpacht, Hersch
  • Lemkin, Raphael
  • Frank, Hans
  • Genocide
  • Genocide (International law)
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Crimes against humanity (International law)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • HISTORY / Jewish
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Genocide & War Crimes
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity
Label
East West Street : on the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity", Philippe Sands
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Maps on endpapers papers
  • "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The child who stands alone
  • Nuremberg
  • The girl who chose not to remember
  • Judgment
  • Epilogue:
  • To the woods
  • Prologue:
  • An invitation
  • Leon
  • Lauterpacht
  • Miss Tilney of Norwich
  • Lemkin
  • The man in a bow tie
  • Frank
Control code
ocn922630205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 425 pages
Isbn
9780385350716
Lccn
2016933268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922630205
Label
East West Street : on the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity", Philippe Sands
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Maps on endpapers papers
  • "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The child who stands alone
  • Nuremberg
  • The girl who chose not to remember
  • Judgment
  • Epilogue:
  • To the woods
  • Prologue:
  • An invitation
  • Leon
  • Lauterpacht
  • Miss Tilney of Norwich
  • Lemkin
  • The man in a bow tie
  • Frank
Control code
ocn922630205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 425 pages
Isbn
9780385350716
Lccn
2016933268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922630205

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