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"Watchers of the Sky" Reveals Story of Raphael Lemkin, Man Who Coined “Genocide”

Lemkin is the subject of a new documentary called Watchers of the Sky, now playing in select theaters. It is inspired by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power’s Pulitzer-Prize winning book A Problem from Hell.

(Photo courtesy of Music Box Films)


From the Visual History Archive

Kaja Finkler on Raphael Lemkin

Kaja Finkler speaks admirably of her mother, Golda Finkler, a student of modern thought despite her orthodox Jewish background. Kaja recalls how her mother studied law in pre-war Poland with Raphael Lemkin, who later coined the term genocide. (Pictured Golda Finkler after WWII)


Impact in Profile

Meet Judy LaPietra

Judy LaPietra was one of the first to learn about USC Shoah Foundation’s new educational website, IWitness, and she has remained one of its most avid users.