When Raphael Lemkin invented the word ‘‘genocide’’ in 1944, he explained that this is a ‘‘new word, coined by the author to denote an old practice in its modern development.’’1 As Lemkin wrote these words, the paradigmatic genocide, the Holocaust, was raging in Europe.
Bazyler, Michael J.
"In the Footsteps of Raphael Lemkin,"
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