Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust
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: www.powerfulbook.com
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Shortly after Pearl Harbor, they were rounded up and forced to live in animal
facilities for weeks and even months before their internment in camps.
Government officials in Washington State sent two thousand Japanese-
Americans to a ...
Even the female animals whom the dairy and egg industries exploit for their milk
and eggs live out only a small part of their natural lives before their usefulness
ends and they are sent to slaughter. Dairy cows who could live twenty-five years
tance that the troops, whenever possible, live off the land. Every opportunity
should be exploited.” In Belgium, when members of a German unit closed up
their camp before moving on, they helped themselves to whatever they could find
in local ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KevinTexas - LibraryThing
A surprisingly enjoyable book. It's grim fare, but seeing as how I was unaware of the book being loosely based on the writings of Isaac Bashevis Singer, one of my favorite authors, "enjoyable" it is ... Read full review
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The title sounds like this book is like Marjorie Spiegel's The Dreaded Comparison, but it isn't. Read full review
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