In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Poland, the United Nations War Crimes Commission, and the Search for Justice
Michael Fleming’s new book (Director of the Institute of European Culture) has just been published by Cambridge University Press. In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Poland, the United Nations War Crimes Commission, and the Search for Justice examines the struggle to attain post-war justice and prosecution. Focusing on Poland’s engagement with the United Nations War Crimes Commission, it analyses the different ways that the Polish Government in Exile (based in London from 1940) agitated for an Allied response to German atrocities. The book shows that jurists associated with the Government in Exile made significant contributions to legal debates on war crimes. By exploring the relationship between the UNWCC and the Polish War Crimes Office under the authority of the Polish Government in Exile and later, from the summer of 1945, the Polish Government in Warsaw, the book provides a new lens through which to examine the early stages of the Cold War.
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