Monday, March 04, 2013

Genocide In Modern Times

Genocide In Modern Times
"Genocide" derives from the Greek "genos," meaning "race, nation, or tribe," and from the Latin "caedere," meaning "to kill." The Nuremberg trials (1945-1946) did not widely employ the term "genocide." It was one Raphael Lemkin first proposed the term "genocide" in his 1944 book “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe”. Within months of its origin, the word started being used widely. Raphael Lemkin was a Polish-Jewish lawyer whose family was decimated by the Nazis.
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