(PRWEB) May 3, 2005
The Pardes Publishing House in Haifa will translate the internationally acclaimed book Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust (1-930051-99-9) into Hebrew and publish it in the fall.
In February 2005 it was on display at the Jerusalem International Book Fair where it attracted much attention.
The Hebrew translation will be the book's sixth translation since the American edition, written by Dr. Charles Patterson, was published three years ago in New York City. "Eternal Treblinka" has already been translated and published in Germany, Italy, Poland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.
What Jewish reviewers have been saying:
"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 moral challenge posed by Eternal Treblinka turns it into a must for anyone who seeks to delve into the universal lesson of the Holocaust."
"Important and timely...written with great sensitivity and compassion...I hope that Eternal Treblinka will be widely read."
--Martyrdom and Resistance (Holocaust publication)
"Patterson's book sheds light on the violence perpetuated every day against animals and humans alike so that we might one day put an end to it."
"Eternal Treblinka is an eye-opening, thought-provoking book that I highly recommend."
--Michael Fein, The Gantseh Megillah, Montreal
"Hard to read--but a must read!--how mistreatment of animals leads to the dehumanization and extermination of people as 'mere animals.' Well-written and respectful of both Judaism and the Holocaust."
--Rabbi Yonassan Gershom
"Meticulously researched and compelling treatment of a painful and controversial subject."
--Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
"A thorough and thought-provoking book"
"Powerful, moving, gut-wrenching, brilliant--destined to be a classic"
--Aviva Cantor, journalist and author
In February 2005 in Germany a jury of 30 of the country's leading scholars and media figures (SachbÃ¼cher des Monats) chose "FÃ¼r die Tiere ist jeden Tag Treblinka" (ISBN 3861506491), the German edition of Eternal Treblinka (New York: Lantern Books, 2002) as one of the country's ten most important non-fiction books, along with books about Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and World War I.
"FÃ¼r die Tiere ist jeden Tag Treblinka" ("For the Animals Every Day is Treblinka") was published in the fall of 2004 by the German publishing house of Zweitausendeins Versand Dienst GmbH, Frankfurt am Main.
Favorable reviews of Patterson's "FÃ¼r die Tiere ist jeden Tag Treblinka" have also appeared in Germany's two leading newspapers--SÃ¼ddeutsche Zeitung and Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung--as well in Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, NÃ¼rnberger Nachrichten, Frankfurter Neue Presse, and other smaller publications.
Since its publication in the United States three years ago by Lantern Books in New York, Eternal Treblinka is fast becoming an international sensation.
Here is the way the website of Animal Friends Croatia describes the book: "The book that breaks all taboos. The book that fires up controversies all over the world."
The book's title comes from the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate, Isaac Bashevis Singer, to whom the book is dedicated. He was the first major modern author to describe the exploitation and slaughter of animals in terms of the Holocaust. "In relation to them, all people are Nazis," he wrote, "for animals it is an eternal Treblinka." (Treblinka was the Nazi death camp north of Warsaw.)
Eternal Treblinka examines the common roots of animal and human oppression and the similarities between how the Nazis treated their victims and how human society treats animals slaughtered for food.
The first part of the book describes the emergence of humans as the "master species" and how it has come to dominate the earth and its other inhabitants. The second part examines the industrialization of slaughter of both animals and humans in modern times, while the last part of the book profiles Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust, including Isaac Bashevis Singer himself.
Editori Riuniti, Rome, 2003
ÂVega!POLÂ Publishing House, Opole, 2003
Publishing House Prah, Prague, 2003
"FÃ¼r die Tiere ist jeden Tag Treblinka"
Zweitausendeins Versand Dienst GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2004
Genesis, Zagreb, 2005
Hebrew edition (forthcoming)
Pardes, Haifa, 2005
Dr. Charles Patterson is also the author of Anti-Semitism: The Road to the Holocaust and Beyond, The Civil Rights Movement, Marian Anderson (winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award), From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall (co-author with Holocaust survivor Mr. Marian Filar), and other books.