Rafał Lemkin’s Formative Years and the Beginning of International Career in Inter-war Poland (1918–1939) Cover Image

Rafał Lemkin’s Formative Years and the Beginning of International Career in Inter-war Poland (1918–1939)
Rafał Lemkin’s Formative Years and the Beginning of International Career in Inter-war Poland (1918–1939)

Author(s): Marek Kornat
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Lemkin; genocide; convention; humanity; crime;

Summary/Abstract: Rafał Lemkin was born on 24 June 1900 to a Polonized Jewish family in a small village of Bezwodne near Grodno, in the Russia-dominated territories of partitioned Poland.1 His father was a farmer. All Lemkin’s biographers emphasize formative influence exerted on his development by his mother Bella née Pomeranz, a brilliant intellectual.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 59-73
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English