Saturday, 1 January 2011

Lemkin Artefact for Sale

A signed and dedicated copy of Raphael Lemkin’s book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe is for sale on one of my favourite websites, This is the book in which the germ ‘genocide’ was first proposed. Lemkin dedicated the book to Ricardo Alfaro, the Panamanian diplomat with whom he had collaborated at the 1946 United Nations General Assembly in proposing the first resolution identifying genocide as an international crime. I’m a sucker for buying up such things, but the price is a bit steep: $US 4,250.
If you’re interested, click here.
The description of the book notes that it is ‘a tight, unread copy’. Is it possible that Alfaro never read the book?

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