Eternal Treblinka

Eternal Treblinka

This book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society's treatment of animals and the way humans have often treated each other, most notably during the Holocaust.

Author: Charles Patterson

Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1930051999

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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This book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society's treatment of animals and the way humans have often treated each other, most notably during the Holocaust. The book's epigraph and title are from "The Letter Writer," a story by the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer: "In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." The first part of the book (Chapter 1-2) describes the emergence of human beings as the master species and their domination over the rest of the inhabitants of the earth. The second part (Chapters 3-5) examines the industrialization of slaughter (of both animals and humans) that took place in modern times. The last part of the book (Chapters 6-8) profiles Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust, including Isaac Bashevis Singer himself. The Foreword is by Lucy Rosen Kaplan, former attorney for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her foreword, the Preface and Afterword, excerpts from the book, chapter synopses, and an international list of supporters can be found on the book's website at:
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Words in Blood Like Flowers

Words in Blood  Like Flowers

Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust (New York: Lantern Books, 2002), p. ... the short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer: “In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.” 10.


Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481332



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Species and Machines

Species and Machines

Eternal Treblinka Charles Patterson, in his work on the relation between animal subjugation and the Nazi holocaust, has utilised the idea of 'Eternal Treblinka' in order to elaborate the physical 'speciescide' of the animal world at the ...

Author: Martyn Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351615242

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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This book offers a re-examination of the relationship between humans and nature with a new methodology: by examining our entanglement with machines. Using central ideas of critical theory, it uncovers the suppression of nature through technology, tools and engines. It focuses on the ways in which human social forms have actively subjugated and destroyed other species in order to enhance their own social power and accumulation, leading to a new Anthropocene epoch in which human intervention is signalled in the geological record. Beginning with an account of the interactions between humans and other species, the book moves on to explore the hidden history of Marx and his obsession with machines, as well as new attempts to rethink a Marxist ecology, before proceeding to examine the manner in which technologies were used to suppress and destroy one particular species - the Whale of what we call the Cetacean Holocaust. Following this, there are analyses of the emergence of the ‘human encampments’ of the cities and the rise of mobile, locomotive cultures, and consideration of the relationship between machines of memory, and the ‘capturing’ of nature. A radical rethinking of classical social theory that develops new ways of thinking about ecological catastrophe and nature, this book will appeal to scholars of social theory and environmental sociology.
Categories: Social Science

A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

The entire substance of Eternal Treblinka is the same as the Holocaust on Your Plate argument, stated at greater length. Patterson puts his premise succinctly in the book's forward: In Eternal Treblinka, not only are we shown the common ...

Author: Wesley J. Smith

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594036156

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Over the past thirty years, as Wesley J. Smith details in his latest book, the concept of animal rights has been seeping into the very bone marrow of Western culture. One reason for this development is that the term “animal rights” is so often used very loosely, to mean simply being nicer to animals. But although animal rights groups do sometimes focus their activism on promoting animal welfare, the larger movement they represent is actually advancing a radical belief system. For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalency between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives. Animal rights ideologues embrace their beliefs with a fervor that is remarkably intense and sustained, to the point that many dedicate their entire lives to “speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Some believe their cause to be so righteous that it entitles them to cross the line from legitimate advocacy to vandalism and harassment, or even terrorism against medical researchers, the fur and food industries, and others they accuse of abusing animals. All people who love animals and recognize their intrinsic worth can agree with Wesley J. Smith that human beings owe animals respect, kindness, and humane care. But Smith argues eloquently that our obligation to humanity matters more, and that granting “rights” to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity. In making this case with reason and passion, A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy strikes a major blow against a radically antihuman dogma.
Categories: Philosophy

The Holocaust and the Henmaid s Tale

The Holocaust and the Henmaid s Tale

Eternal Treblinka reminds us of all those other slaughterhouses that were running alongside the human ones under the Nazis—the “round-the-clock killing and butchering” conducted at Treblinka, Auschwitz, in Dresden, and elsewhere ...

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781590560914

Category: History

Page: 133

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"Brilliant, devastating in its analysis and hopeful in its premise." Carol J. Adams, author, The Sexual Politics of Meat "Compelling and convincing.... Not to think about, protest against, and learn from these twin atrocities one completed in the middle of the last century, the other continuing every day is to condone and support the fascist mentality that produced them. I thank Ms. Davis for writing this bold, brave book." Charles Patterson, author, Eternal Treblinka In a thoughtful and thought-provoking contribution to the study of animals and the Holocaust, Karen Davis makes the case that significant parallels can and must be drawn between the Holocaust and the institutionalized abuse of billions of animals in factory farms. Carefully setting forth the conditions that must be met when one instance of oppression is used metaphorically to illuminate another, Davis demonstrates the value of such comparisons in exploring the invisibility of the oppressed, historical and hidden suffering, the idea that some groups were made to serve others through suffering and sacrificial death, and other concepts that reveal powerful connections between animal and human experience as well as human traditions and tendencies of which we all should be aware."
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Phoenix Zones

Phoenix Zones

Ethics and the Environment 11 (2006): 97–132; Patterson, Eternal Treblinka, 139–67. 4. See, for example, Patterson, Eternal Treblinka, 3–50, 81–108. 1. John Gray, “Steven Pinker Is Wrong about Violence and Notes to Pages 116–122 181.

Author: Hope Ferdowsian, MD

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226476094

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Few things get our compassion flowing like the sight of suffering. But our response is often shaped by our ability to empathize with others. Some people respond to the suffering of only humans or to one person’s plight more than another’s. Others react more strongly to the suffering of an animal. These divergent realities can be troubling—but they are also a reminder that trauma and suffering are endured by all beings, and we can learn lessons about their aftermath, even across species. With Phoenix Zones, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian shows us how. Ferdowsian has spent years traveling the world to work with people and animals who have endured trauma—war, abuse, displacement. Here, she combines compelling stories of survivors with the latest science on resilience to help us understand the link between violence against people and animals and the biological foundations of recovery, peace, and hope. Taking us to the sanctuaries that give the book its title, she reveals how the injured can heal and thrive if we attend to key principles: respect for liberty and sovereignty, a commitment to love and tolerance, the promotion of justice, and a fundamental belief that each individual possesses dignity. Courageous tales show us how: stories of combat veterans and wolves recovering together at a California refuge, Congolese women thriving in one of the most dangerous places on earth, abused chimpanzees finding peace in a Washington sanctuary, and refugees seeking care at Ferdowsian’s own medical clinic. These are not easy stories. Suffering is real, and recovery is hard. But resilience is real, too, and Phoenix Zones shows how we can foster it. It reveals how both people and animals deserve a chance to live up to their full potential—and how such a view could inspire solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.
Categories: Science

Reading the Animal Text in the Landscape of the Damned

Reading the Animal Text in the Landscape of the Damned

Charles Patterson, Eternal Treblinka (New York: Lantern Books, 2001). 5. L. Chorbajian, “Introduction.,” in Studies in Comparative Genocide in the Twentieth Century, ed. L. Chorbajian and G. Shirinian (Houndmills, UK: Macmillan, 1999), ...

Author: Les Mitchell

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9781920033620

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Reading the animal text in the landscape of the damned looks at the diverse texts of our everyday world relating to nonhuman animals and examines the meanings we imbibe from them. It describes ways in which we can explore such artefacts, especially from the perspective of groups and individuals with little or no power. This work understands the oppression of nonhuman animals as being part of a spectrum incorporating sexism, racism, xenophobia, economic exploitation and other forms of oppression. The enquiry includes, physical landscapes, the law, womens rights, history, slavery, language use, economic coercion, farming, animal experimentation and much more. Reading the animal text in the landscape of the damned is an academic work but is accessible, theoretically based but robustly practical and it encourages the reader to take this enquiry further for both themselves and for others.
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Veganism Sex and Politics

Veganism  Sex and Politics

Steiner wrote that Singer “called the slaughter of animals the 'eternal Treblinka.'”28 Singer did indeed explore the theme of human maltreatment of animals in a number of his short stories, frequently drawing comparisons with the ...

Author: C. Lou Hamilton

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781910849149

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Veganism is so much more than what we eat. It’s about striving to live an ethical life in a profoundly unethical world. Is being vegan difficult or is it now easier than ever? What does veganism have to do with wider struggles for social justice – feminism, LGBTQ+ politics, anti-racism, environmentalism?
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Savage Humans and Stray Dogs

Savage Humans and Stray Dogs

1–2. Ibid., p. 2. Wise, Steven M. 2002. Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights, p. 9. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Books. Patterson, Charles. 2002. Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust, p.

Author: Hiranmay Karlekar

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132100577

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The mass slaughter of stray dogs at Bangalore and elsewhere in Karnataka in 2007 outraged animal lovers throughout India. While the killing of two children, attributed to such animals, was profoundly tragic, the authorities` response was both cruel and counter-productive in terms of a strategy for controlling stray dog populations. Savage Humans and Stray Dogs: A Study in Aggression explores the entire gory train of events in detail and argues that there might have been more to it than met the eye. The book looks at human aggression and the entire range of relations between human and non-human living beings, and contends that the onslaught had its cultural/psychological roots in a mindset that has evolved in a universe of morality that humans have created and which excludes animals. This universe reflects the defining influence of the Judaeo-Christian and Renaissance-Humanist tradition on the evolution of modernity in the West. In contrast, the major ancient Indian texts embody a very different tradition in which all creation, animate and inanimate, is seen to be a manifestation of the Universal Consciousness and, hence, deserving of justice and respect. The author explores the psychological roots of violence, showing that in some cases, demand for slaughter of animals reflects the transference of the genocidal impulse to it. This book is a stimulating read for people interested in the study of behavioural psychology, aggression, violence, human-animal relations and the environment. It would also be an invaluable resource for animal rights activists.
Categories: Social Science

The War against Animals

The War against Animals

49 Charles Paterson's book, Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust specifically turns attention to the relation between human violence against humans and that against animals, through exploration of the historical ...

Author: Dinesh Wadiwel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004300422

Category: Nature

Page: 316

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In The War against Animals, Dinesh Wadiwel draws on critical political theory to provide a provocative account of how our mainstay relationships with animals are founded upon systemic hostility and bio-political sovereign violence.
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