Book Launch: ‘Genocide since 1945’ at the Wiener Library Sept 27th 6:30pm

Book Launch: ‘Genocide since 1945’, by Philip Spencer  (Kingston University)

From the Wiener Library: “Since the United Nations passed the Genocide Convention in 1948, the international community has had a responsibility to prevent or stop what some have called ‘the crime of crimes’. Yet, genocides have continued to occur over the decades.

At this Routledge book launch, Prof Philip Spencer discusses ‘Genocide since 1945’ including how, when, where and why this crime has been committed since 1945 and why it has proven so difficult to halt or prevent its recurrence. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

This talk will inaugurate a lecture series on genocides since 1945 which will take place at the Library this autumn, and will include lectures on the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia. Philip Spencer is Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kingston University, where he is also the Director of the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence.”

Time: 6.30pm   Venue: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DPAdmission is free, but please email the Library or call us on 020 7636 7247 to reserve a space.

The Wiener Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust memorial institution, tracing its history back to 1933. Alfred Wiener, a German Jew who worked in the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, fled Germany in 1933 for Amsterdam. Together with Prof. David Cohen, he set up the Jewish Central Information Office, collecting and disseminating information about events happening in Nazi Germany. read more… A short history of the Wiener Library

via The Wiener Library.

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