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This review is available to non-members for a limited time. For full access, become a member today. Reviewed by Kim Kovacs. Write your own review! The word "genocide" was coined in by Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish Polish legal scholar, although it didn't enter common usage until the Nuremberg trials the criminal prosecution of those responsible for the Holocaust.
The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines it as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [ This "beyond the book" feature is available to non-members for a limited time.
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More books by this author. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue , Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure - and the forces that work to destroy us. The Photographer's Wife.
A powerful story of betrayal: between father and daughter, between husband and wife, and between nations and people, set in the complex period between the two world wars. A moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning caring for two children with remarkable abilities.
How narrowly did Karine miss reuniting with Armen, Laura wonders, acknowledging that, but for tragic vagaries of fate, the family that produced her might never have come to be. A gruesome, unforgettable exposition of the still too-little-known facts of the Armenian genocide and its multigenerational consequences.
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