New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2009
Anna Vitale, host of the hour-long program MINDLIGHT on Queens Public TV, will interview Charles Patterson about his book ETERNAL TREBLINKA: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust. The show can be seen LIVE in Queens, NY on Channel 34 and can be viewed in Manhattan at 9:30pm on Channel 67. For internet viewing and other TV locations and times, visit the MINDLIGHT website.
ETERNAL TREBLINKA shows the common roots of Nazi genocide and modern society's enslavement and slaughter of animals. The title comes from Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, who wrote, "For the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." Treblinka was a Nazi death camp in Poland in World War II. Many of Singer's relatives perished there.
The first part of the book describes the emergence of humans as the "master species" and how we came to dominate the earth and its other inhabitants. The second part examines the industrialization of slaughter of both animals and humans in modern times. The book concludes with profiles of Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust, including Isaac Bashevis Singer himself.
In 2008 ETERNAL TREBLINKA was published in France, Serbia and Spain. This year it was translated into Slovenian and Russian (soon available on the internet for Russian readers free). It has also been translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, Croatian and Japanese. A Portuguese translation is also on the way.
PRAISE FROM AROUND THE WORLD--
"Charles Patterson's book will go a long way towards righting the terrible wrongs that human beings, throughout history have perpetrated on non-human animals. I urge you to read it and think deeply about its important message." --Dr. Jane Goodall, UK
"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)
"A thought-provoking masterpiece meticulously and brilliantly articulated."
--Dr. Ndubuisi Eke, Head, Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
"It's one of the few books which totally grabs the reader, not only while reading it, but afterwards also, and probably forever...it profoundly disturbs, shocks and destroys."
--Croatian philosopher Hrvoje Juric, Zagreb, Croatia
"Important and timely...written with great sensitivity and compassion. I hope that Eternal Treblinka will be widely read." --Martyrdom and Resistance (Holocaust publication), New York, USA
"I believe, along with many others, that your book is one of the most important books of the century." --Tanja Tuma, publisher, Ljubljana, Slovenia
"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, USA
"The book does a perfect and professional job of showing the similarity between the mistreatment of people and of animals. It's written with great sensitivity. Will no doubt be a valuable addition to everyone's collection." --Dr. Vugar Huseynov, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic.
"A very important achievement for animals and humans alike. Most probably your work will only be truly appreciated in years to come, but this is the fate of nearly all original and independent authors." --Christa Blanke, Freiburg, Germany
"You must read this carefully documented book." --La Stampa (Italian national newspaper)
"Kafka would have applauded Eternal Treblinka. It grips like a thriller." --The Freethinker, UK
"The book that breaks all taboos. The book that fires up controversies all over the world."
--Prijatelji Zivotinja (Animal Friends Croatia), Zagreb, Croatia
Charles Patterson, a social historian, editor, therapist, and author of eleven books, is a graduate of Amherst College, Columbia University (Ph.D.), and the Yad Vashem Institute for Holocaust Education in Jerusalem. He grew up in New Britain, Connecticut, and now lives in New York City. He is a member of PEN, The Authors Guild, and the National Writers Union.