"Eternal Treblinka"--Dr. Charles Patterson's Internationally Acclaimed Book--Coming to Cornell University

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On Wednesday, April 14, historian and Holocaust educator Charles Patterson, Ph.D., will talk about his controversial book "Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust" at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

On Wednesday, April 14, historian and Holocaust educator Charles Patterson, Ph.D., will visit Cornell University to talk about his book "Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust." The talk will take place in Goldwin Smith Hall in Kaufman Auditorium and will begin at 5:30 pm.

The title of Patterson's book--Eternal Treblinka--comes from the writings of the great Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate, Isaac Bashevis Singer, who wrote: "In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it's an eternal Treblinka."

The book is about the connection between the way we humans mistreat animals and the way we too often mistreat each other, with special emphasis on the Holocaust.

The first part of the book describes the emergence of humans as the master species and its domination of the rest of the inhabitants of the earth. The second part examines the industrialization of slaughter (of both animals and humans) that took place in modern times, while the last part of the book profiles Holocaust-connected Jews and Germans on both sides of the Holocaust.

The Foreword is by Lucy Kaplan, a former attorney for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who is the daughter of Holocaust survivors.

Her Foreword--as well as the Preface, Afterword, excerpts from the book, chapter synopses, reviews, and the international list of supporters--can be found on the book's website at http://www.EternalTreblinka.com


"I urge you to read Eternal Treblinka and think deeply about its important message."

         --Dr. Jane Goodall

"Compelling, controversial, iconoclastic...strongly recommended...a unique contribution."

         --Midwest Book Review

"Eternal Treblinka should be on every list of essential reading for an informed citizenry...for the compelling comprehensiveness of the life-and-death story it tells."

         --National Jewish Post & Opinion

"The whole effect is a very powerful document...No one who reads this book will fail to be moved."

         --Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals

"There are good books...entertaining, useful, informative; great books...whose message reveals a fundamental truth previously unknown or overlooked; and important books...that can save lives and ameliorate suffering: Eternal Treblinka is all three."

         --Satya Magazine, New York City

"The moral challenge posed by Eternal Treblinka turns it into a must for anyone who seeks to delve into the universal lesson of the Holocaust."

         --Maariv (Israeli newspaper)

"Important and timely...written with great sensitivity and compassion...I hope that Eternal Treblinka will be widely read."

         --Martyrdom and Resistance (Holocaust publication)

"Thorough and thought-provoking book"

         --Ha'aretz (Israeli newspaper)

"Every so often a book is written that has the potential to make an incredible difference. Eternal Treblinka is one such book."

         --N. Glenn Perrett

"It is seldom that such a comprehensive work of scholarship springs from a heart of compassion in the service of a noble and necessary idea. All the ingredients of your thesis--that the oppression of animals serves as the model for all other forms of oppression--have been available to thinking people for generations, but it remained for you to pull them together."

         --Helen Weaver, author of The Daisy Sutra

"Powerful, moving, gut-wrenching, brilliant--destined to be a classic"

         --Aviva Cantor, journalist and author

"You must read this carefully documented book"

         --La Stampa (Italian national newspaper)

"...promises to be one of the most influential books of the 21st century."

         --Dr. Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns

"It grips like a thriller."

         --The Freethinker (UK)

"This book is going to change the world."

         --Albert Kaplan, Albert Kaplan & Co., Johns Island, SC


Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust

Lantern Books, New York, 2002

ISBN 1-930051-99-9


"Eternal Treblinka" has been translated and published in the following countries:



Editori Riuniti, Rome




“Vega!POL” Publishing House, Opole


Czech Republic


Publishing House Prah, Prague


ETERNAL TREBLINKA has been translated into German and is scheduled for publication this summer by Zweitausendeins Versand Dienst GmbH, Frankfurt am Main.

Publishers in France, Spain, The Netherlands, Norway, Croatia, Israel, and India are also reviewing the book for possible publication.


Dr. Charles Patterson

545 West End Avenue

New York, NY 10024


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