Eternal Treblinka has ratings and 32 reviews. I understood Charles Patterson argument, but I still think it is pretty inappropriate to compare the treatment of. The website maintained by Charles Patterson, author of “Eternal Treblinka” and other books. Charles Patterson, The Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust. New York: Lantern Books, , pp. Reviewed by Dr. Steven Best.

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As everything becomes terrible, there is no absolute evil anymore. By using this site, you agree to the Charkes of Use and Privacy Policy. Neutralnost pomaze tiraninu, nikad zrtvi. To view such parallels as an insult to humankind merely illustrates its thesis.

Charles outlines the scale and awful nature of animal use, yet presents a wavering view of how to deal with it.

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Some salient points from the book: Anti-Defamation League, 2 Aug. U svojemu odnosu prema njima, svi su ljudi nacisti; zivotinjama je to vjecna Treblinka. This book gave some of the greatest arguments against the murder of animals eterrnal human consumption. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.

Aug 14, Kai Schreiber rated it really liked it.

Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust by Charles Patterson

Is comfort with cruelty, taking pleasure in cruelty, a trait that we carry from our past as part of our genetic survival kit? Now and then, a fowl cried out like aptterson human being. Mar 10, Luthien Michaelis rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


It is my hope that your masterpiece will be translated eterna many languages and that it will receive the distribution it so richly warrants.

BUT, if you read it, you must remember that he is not comparing the atrocities of the Holocaust to the treatment of animals, he is comparing the mindset that drives both. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. Davenporta chicken researcher and member of the American Breeders’ Association, was the director of the Eugenics Record Office established in on Long Island; his colleague, Harry H.

The reason I’m re reading it now is I’m thinking about revising–expanding some parts and condensing others–to make a sort of sequel. Moral Progress and the ‘Animal Holocaust’.

The second is the argument of not-my-job: It is not symmetrical, people are special. Lastly, Patterson brings up the topic of the vilification of Jews. The Hole located in the base of one’s skull, where the spinal cord passes through.

Political Affairs called Eternal Treblinka”a wonderful book about terrible subjects”.

Views Read Edit View history. Holocaust comparisons are almost universally shunned, often for good reason, and this could have been as trite as a PETA ad.

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American and German eugenics is an offshoot of farmed animal science. Adolf HItler was very impressed with the assembly line killing methods of the Chicago’s Union Stockyards and the production systems employed by Henry Ford, a Nazi supporter and believer in eugenics, which the Nazis used as an excuse to exterminate the “inferior” races. And they will, as we have known since modern slaughterhouses were invented. Mar 25, Rico rated it really liked it.


This book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society’s hcarles of animals eternsl the way humans have often treated each other, most notably during the Holocaust. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He claims the natural diet of our ancestors was teeblinka, not specifying where in the world or how far back he’s talking about when we were rodents maybe? Sexual Evolution and the Shaping of Society [23] “Feminist philosopher Elizabeth Fisher was one of the first authors to discuss the trebljnka between domination of women and the domestication of animals. But this argument seems as misguided to me as it does to Patterson.

May 03, Lyn rated it it was ok.

Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust

It does an excellent job highlighting how US eugenics movements and the implementation of assembly lines for product production and nonhuman animal exploitation inspired and was used as a model pattesron what was done to humans. Why do we praise technology for developing substitutes for cruder practices in other areas of life while balking at its use to eliminate slaughterhouses, which technology can do?

Feb 06, Charles Patterson rated it it was amazing. Going in, I was aware that the comparison this book makes is considered controversial by some.