Tags: Raphael Lemkin

If the Whole Body Dies: Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty Against Genocide

About Raphael Lemkin’s extraordinary achievements as the author of the U.N. Convention Against Genocide.

Lemkin’s House

In 1944, Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish lawyer invented the word “genocide” and spent his life fighting to have it recognized as an international crime. The play portrays Lemkin in the afterlife, decades after his death, weighing his accomplishments against his guilt for deserting his family.