Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin by Raphael Lemkin, Donna-Lee Frieze
Published by Yale University Press on June 24th 2013
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Political, Lawyers & Judges, Personal Memoirs, History, Holocaust, Law, International
Len's Summary: Though not strictly speaking about WWI, this is the biography of the Polish lawyer who coined the term “genocide” (racial or religious murder) as a result of his study of the Armenian massacres of 1915. Thanks to Lemkin’s efforts, the United Nations in 1948 adopted the Convention the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.