The Center is named for Rafał Lemkin, a prewar Polish-Jewish lawyer and the creator of the term “genocide.” He managed to reach the U.S. during the war. The 1948 U.N. convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide arose in large part out of his efforts, as the international community’s response to the Holocaust. The convention was intended to prevent future crimes on a mass scale. In the meantime, events in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur have shown that, more than 60 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, mankind has still not learned the lesson of the crimes of the Second World War. The Raphael Lemkin Center was founded in order to bring together decision makers from countries around the world who are committed to preventing genocide and armed conflict.
Subject: the phenomenon of genocide and methods of prevention
Lecturers: outstanding authorities in the field, academic faculty and international experts on genocide research.
Organizers: Raphael Lemkin Center for Genocide Prevention at The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), U.S.A.
Sponsor: Fred Schwartz, Founder and President of AIPR, the Ford Foundation, and the Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future Foundation
Target audience: diplomats and ministry officials from around the world
Duration: 8 days
Form: lectures, workshops, and tours
Requirements for completion: participation in sessions
Certificate awarded: certificate of participation
Where: Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim, International Youth Meeting House in Oświęcim.
Information and applications:
Admission conducted by the Raphael Lemkin Center.
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