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Axis Rule in Occupied Europe
Axis Rule in Occupied Europe
By Raphaël Lemkin
Carnegie Endowment, 1944, 674 pp

Dr. Lemkin, a Polish scholar, has performed a signal service in compiling and analyzing the laws, ordinances and decrees by which the Nazis and their satellites have governed the subject peoples of Europe. About half of this thick volume consists of documents which the author has selected as illustrative of Nazi-Fascist theory and practice. The rest contains Dr. Lemkin's own scholarly analysis of what all this evidence means, not only to our comprehension of the essential lawlessness and utterly cynical inhumanity of Nazism, but of the terrible problems which even a defeated Nazism will leave as a damnosa haereditas to the post-Hitler world.