Raphaël Lemkin in Stockholm – Significance for His Work on 'Axis Rule in Occupied Europe'

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, volume 13(1), 2019, 64-87

25 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2016 Last revised: 4 May 2019

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Mark Klamberg

Stockholm University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 30, 2019

Abstract

Raphaël Lemkin coined in 1944 the term “genocide” when he published his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. A significant part of the material was collected when Raphaël Lemkin lived in Stockholm 1940-1941. This study introduces new information on how Lemkin was allowed to enter Sweden, his time as a lecturer at Stockholm university college and the persons who helped him in Sweden, most notably the prominent lawyer and politician Karl Schlyter. The study also raises the question whether the Swedish businessmen who travelled to Warsaw and helped Lemkin with acquiring documents about the Nazi occupation are the same Swedish businessmen who helped the Polish resistance to smuggle key documents about the holocaust to London via Stockholm.

Keywords: Genocide, Lemkin

Suggested Citation

Klamberg, Mark, Raphaël Lemkin in Stockholm – Significance for His Work on 'Axis Rule in Occupied Europe' (April 30, 2019). Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, volume 13(1), 2019, 64-87. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2827601 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2827601

Mark Klamberg (Contact Author)

Stockholm University - Faculty of Law ( email )

S-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden
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+46 8 612 41 09 (Fax)

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