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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In the United States, Satan in Goray, together with several of Singer's stories, was
published in Yiddish in 1943. ... In Singer's short story “Tanhum,” a young yeshiva
student is similarly troubled by “questions and doubts [that] wouldn't let him ...
Kresh, Story, 80. Family Moskat, 260. “The Yearning Heifer" is in Passions and
Other Stories (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976) and The Collected
Stories (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982). “Brother Beetle" is in Old
The Collected Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982. —. The Death
of Methuselah and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972. —.
Enemies, A Love Story. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972. —.
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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
The Great Divide Human Supremacy and the Exploitation of Animals
Wolves Apes Pigs Rats Vermin Vilifying Others as Animals
Master Species Master Race
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