$US 100.00
(Xt) Robinson, Jacob
Imprint: Jerusalem: Israel Law Review Association, 1972
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st separate edition, original wrappers, 8vo. 13 pages. Reprint from the Israel law review, vol. 7, no. 1, January 1972. The author, Jacob Robinson (1889–1977) , was a “jurist, politician, diplomat, and Holocaust researcher…. After official Jewish representation was prohibited in Lithuania in 1927, Robinson organized an informal, ‘secret’ group to defend Jewish interests. With the outbreak of World War II and the incorporation of Vilna into Lithuania, this committee played a leading role in receiving Jewish refugees from Poland and integrating Vilna’s Jewish population into Lithuania. Robinson left Lithuania in May 1940 and reached the United States with his family in December of that year. In February 1941, he founded the Institute of Jewish Affairs (IJA) , the research arm of the American and World Jewish Congress, which he directed until 1947. The IJA’s main topics of research were the fate of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe; the question of reparation and indemnification; the legal basis for prosecuting Nazi criminals; and the promotion of the concept of human rights as a means for defending the rights of Jews. In 1945, Robinson advised U. S. Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson in Nuremberg and codrafted the ‘Jewish case’ presented to the International Military Tribunal. In 1946, he counseled chief prosecutor Telford Taylor on the Flick Case in Nuremberg. That same year, Robinson worked for the United Nations as an expert consultant to the team creating and establishing the Commission of Human Rights. In 1947 Robinson became legal adviser to the Jewish Agency at the UN and from 1948 to 1957 he was legal counsel to Israel’s delegation. Thanks to his previous experience, Robinson was instrumental in developing the Israeli diplomatic service. In 1952, he drafted the reparations agreement between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) . His brother Nehemiah (1898–1964) was also a brilliant lawyer. He was Jacob’s close partner and successor as director of the IJA, and drafted the agreements between the FRG and the Claims Conference as well as the FRG’s Indemnification Law. In 1957, Robinson became the legal adviser for the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, helped establish the research branch of Yad Vashem, and coordinated Holocaust research between several research Institutes (among them YIVO, Yad Vashem, Leo Baeck Institute, Wiener Library, and the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine) . Robinson also coordinated the collaboration of these and other Jewish institutions with the prosecution in trials against Nazi criminals. He was also the legal mind behind the prosecution at the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem (1960–1961) , serving as special assistant to the attorney general. Robinson edited the Holocaust section for the Encyclopedia Judaica (1971) and several volumes of documentary sources of the Holocaust. He also published several important bibliographic works on international law” (YIVO, 2018) . SUBJECT(S) : Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) OCLC: 45460076, OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide: US Holocaust Memorial Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Inscribed by author on cover, light toning on cover edges, else Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-140-2), Holo17
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