From Publishers Weekly
Isaac Bashevis Singer first suggested that "for the animals, it is an eternal Treblinka." Charles Patterson (Anti-Semitism: The Road to the Holocaust and Beyond) expands on that risky analogy in his latest book, Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust. Patterson hypothesizes a risky causal relationship, too, when he writes, "since violence begets violence, the enslavement of animals injected a higher level of domination and coercion into human history by creating oppressive hierarchical societies and unleashing large-scale warfare never seen before." Was human "enslavement" of animals the first step on the road to the Holocaust? Patterson doesn't say as much, but it's clear that he feels our inhumanity to the nonhuman is one of our greatest evils.
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"...sheds light on violence against animals and humans so that we might one day put an end to it." -- Moment Magazine, June 2002
"Compelling, controversial, iconoclastic...strongly recommended...a unique contribution." -- Midwest Book Review, May 2002
"Eternal Treblinka is an eye-opening, thought-provoking book that I highly recommend." -- The Gantseh Megillah (Montreal), April 2002
"Important and timely...written with great sensitivity and compassion...I hope that Eternal Treblinka will be widely read." -- Martyrdom and Resistance, March/April 2002
"There are good books...great books...and important books...Eternal Treblinka is all three." -- Satya Magazine, June/July 2002