In the Footsteps of Raphael Lemkin

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Vol: 2, Issue: 1

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Bazyler, Michael J.
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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.