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When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials.

Part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, Philippe Sands guides us between past and present as several interconnected stories unfold in parallel. The first is the hidden story of two Nuremberg prosecutors who discover, only at the end of the trials, that the man they are prosecuting, once Hitler's personal lawyer, may be responsible for the murder of their entire families in Nazi-occupied Poland, in and around Lviv. The two prosecutors, Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin, were remarkable men whose efforts led to the inclusion of the terms crimes against humanity and genocide in the judgement at Nuremberg, with their different emphasis on the protection of individuals and groups. The defendant was no less compelling a character: Hans Frank, Hitler's personal lawyer, friend of Richard Strauss, collector of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, and governor-general of Nazi-occupied Poland.

A second strand to the book is more personal, as Sands traces the events that overwhelmed his mother's family in Lviv and Vienna during the Second World War and led his grandfather to leave his wife and daughter behind as war came to Europe. At the heart of this book is an equally personal quest to understand the roots of international law and the concepts that have dominated Sands' work as a lawyer. Eventually he finds unexpected answers to his questions about his family in this powerful meditation on the way memory, crime, and guilt leave scars across generations.

©2016 Philippe Sands (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • K. Handy
  • 18/03/2017

A wondrous tale well told

This is a moving historical account beautifully rendered. It is not your typical history book. I highly recommend.

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  • Todd
  • 13/03/2017

A Moving Tribute both for International Law and to Countless Families Lost to the Holocaust

A Moving Tribute both for International Law and to Countless Families Lost to the Holocaust

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  • Brendan Bernicker
  • 12/06/2016

Would be better on paper...

I really liked the story, but it would be better on paper. There are a lot of similar sounding names and discerning between them is essential to following the story line.

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  • Craig Forcese
  • 01/06/2016

Very powerful book -- and not just for international lawyers

In 2012, I saw Philippe Sands present on the story that ultimately culminated in this book, before an audience of international lawyers. He entranced us all. This book does the same. Yes, there is fascinating intellectual history. But this is also a deeply personal, deeply moving inquiry into origins, shared humanity and also the famous banality of evil. A triumph of scholarship and storytelling.

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  • Kirk R. Jones
  • 27/05/2018

One of the best books I've ever read

An incredible history of the author's family, of two titans of international law, and of Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank. Skillfully, patiently the writer brings these narratives together. A deserved winner of prestigious awards.

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  • lori
  • 07/05/2018

Outstanding!

Author is truly committed to his calling. Excellent & comprehensive presentation. I recommend to young & old.

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  • jeffrey M goldfarb
  • 05/07/2016

Important lessons for today

East West Street is a must read for today because it reminds us that evil exists amongst us and must always be seen
Hans Frank's son was a family member who chose to disavow the evil of his father. A good lesson for nations.