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Author of Convention Outlawing Crime of Genocide is Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

March 2, 1950
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Dr. Raphael Lemkin, who authored the U.N. convention outlawing the crime of genocide–which is now before the U.S. Senate for ratification–is among the outstanding world figures nominated for the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize, it was reported here.

Prof. Lemkin, of Yale University, was active in securing the signing of the United Nations Convention Outlawing the Crime of Genocide by more than 40 U.N. member states. He is a native of Poland and was wounded in the battle of Warsaw. He escaped to Sweden in 1940 and arrived in the U.S. the next year. He worked for various U.S. government agencies during the war.

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