Cover Osteuropa 8-10/2008

In Osteuropa 8-10/2008
Teil des Dossiers Menschen

In the Service of the Jewish People
Jacob Robinson and International Law

Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen

Deutsche Fassung


Jacob Robinson (1889–1977) spent the greater part of his life in Eastern Europe. As a politician, minority rights activist, and specialist in international law, he had already gained an international reputation while living in Lithuania. Based in New York starting in 1941, he worked between the poles of specifically Jewish and generally human interests. Through his efforts to inculcate Jews with a national self-consciousness and his activity in the fields of international law and historiography, Robinson left his mark on the history of Europe and the world.

(Osteuropa 8-10/2008, pp. 279–294)

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At the Service of the Jewish Nation