Political Science 3388E Lecture Notes - Raphael Lemkin, Nuremberg, Scapegoating

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12:34 pm o: definition o o purposeful action o. Genos (group) + cide (killing) = the destruction/killing of a. A mass killing carried out by one group towards another. Not the immediate destruction but the sustained, systematic, and. Interest started with the killing of the armenians by the ottoman. Invents the word genocide to help people understand. A coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of the essential foundations of the life of a national group, with the aim of annihilating the group completely. Weakening and disintegrating any institution (cultural/political) that will represent the group. Removing any and all existence of this group: convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide o. First used to convict nazi officials at nuremburg. Lemkin saw it as a legal and a human problem. The intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group (art 2)

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