Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law : A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World, Hardback Book


A great deal of contemporary law has a direct connection to the Holocaust.

That connection, however, is seldom acknowledged in legal texts and has never been the subject of a full-length scholarly work.

This book examines the background of the Holocaust and genocide through the prism of the law; the criminal and civil prosecution of the Nazis and their collaborators for Holocaust-era crimes; and contemporary attempts to criminally prosecute perpetrators for the crimeof genocide.

It provides the history of the Holocaust as a legal event, and sets out how genocide has become known as the "crime of crimes" under both international law and in popular discourse.

It goes on to discuss specific post-Holocaust legal topics, and examines the Holocaust as a catalyst forpost-Holocaust international justice.

Together, this collection of subjects establishes a new legal discipline, which the author Michael Bazyler labels "Post-Holocaust Law."


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Genocide & ethnic cleansing
  • ISBN: 9780195395693



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