Ethical Responses to Genocide

David Pettigrew, PhD,
Philosophy Department,
Southern Connecticut State University


 Raphael Lemkin

Raphael Lemkin was a Polish-Jewish jurist who coined the term "genocide" and worked tirelessly for the adoption of the term in intellectual discourse as well in the law. In 1948 the United Nations approved the Conventions on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide.

Read a more detailed account of Lemkin's life in Samantha Power's "A Problem from Hell" America and the Age of Genocide LINK

Reference to Lemkin's key writings: LINK

Information about Catherine Filloux's internationally acclaimed play "Lemkin's House".













Raphael Lemkin