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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Patterson eyernal an American author, historian, and animal rights advocate, perhaps best known for his books, Eternal Treblinka: In a protest against Columbia University’s animal cruelty, Patterson returned his doctorate to the president of the University. He believed that innocent lives had greater importance than a piece of paper.

Charles Patterson grew up in New Britain, Connecticut. Patterson did not know his father due to his early passing in war. Patterson is proficient in teaching various subject such as English, social studies, and history. The story correlated nature with Judaism faith. He studied at the Kent SchoolKent, Connecticut in the class of He received the secondary level award for his children’s story, Marian Anderson.

The award was presented to him by the International Society for Animal Rights. Political Affairs called Eternal Treblinka”a trehlinka book about terrible subjects”. Patterson describes how the domination of man over animals is a recent phenomenon.

He then illustrates the different arguments on what caused the technological advances of the human species beyond that of animals, by presenting the ideas of those ranging from Jared Diamond to Barbara Treblinkw. Once the proper technological advances of humans were acquired, then came the domestication of animals.

He then goes on to divulge the relationship between the exploitation of animals and victims of the Holocaust. Sexual Evolution and the Shaping of Society [23] “Feminist philosopher Elizabeth Fisher was one of the first authors to discuss the link between domination of women and trebllnka domestication of animals. Slaves, especially were treated just as animals are now.

Patterson writes teeblinka slaves were even branded and castrated just as animals still are to this day. It created a hierarchical of social classes and determined their place in society. Patterson insists that Descarte and his followers had a large influence in this when they maintained that animals did not feel pain and claimed that their cries, howls, and writhings were only external reflexes, unconnected to inner sensation.

Since Europeans began describing Native Americans and Africans as animals, treblimka justified slavery to them. Since animals were already looked down upon them as less superior, when they associated them Africans with animals it made it easier for them to treat them this horribly. Native Americans were vilified as well, in a similar way as a prelude to their destruction. They were seen as animals, reptiles, and insects. They were rounded up and forced to live in animal facilities. Lastly, Patterson brings up the topic of the vilification of Jews.


He quotes one of the leading members of the Nazi party on his views of Jews. Viewing Jews as animals made it easier for Nazis to do their job. It made them feel like connected to them emotionally and physically. Patterson ends part one by relating the concentration camps such as Auschwitz to factories and slaughterhouses where they keep and slaughter animals.

To describe this phenomenon he discusses the famine facing the Jamestown settlers in the winter of where they slaughtered and ate all the animals they brought from England. After the livestock supply was replenished they butchered the surplus at the start of each winter, and soon the settlers of Jamestown were continuing the slaughter and meat preservation process in bulk.

Treblinka and the Holocaust are compared to the human treatment of animals. Freudian Term used to describe the self-declared ownership humans gave themselves over other occupants of the world, such as animals. This idea is the basis for chapter one, and breaks down human supremacy over other inhabitants on earth.

A word the Sumerian’s used to describe slave boys whom were castrated, eterna the same term that they used to describe donkeys, oxen, and horses that were castrated. The term was used to portray trfblinka way this ancient Mesopotamian city-states treated their slaves and livestock in the same manner.

The act of weakening,or depriving a man of his identity as a male. It was used in the book to describe how American colonists treated black slave men, for example, by castrating them.

They castrated male slaves the same way they castrated bulls. This exemplifies how white men exerted their self-declared power over black men. A Greek belief that they were at the top of the chain, ranking higher than non-Greeks, females, slaves, and animals.

This term was created by Plato, and put slaves at the bottom of the chain equal to animals. Being lesser than human. This is referred to often to describe how being in the Holocaust were being treated. The term used to describe the scientific measurement of brain sizes. This was used as a way to rank humans based on brain size, in order to portray specific foreign people as lesser.

The killing of an entire group. This term is most commonly used to describe the killing of an entire group of animals or insects, but in this essay it, describes the measure certain humans felt must be done onto other humans.

The Hole located in the base of one’s skull, where the spinal cord passes through. Research on the location of the foramen magnum, done by a French pathologist determined black people’s skulls resembled monkeys, in order to place them as lesser than white people. Patterson’s positions have been criticized by groups, namely Jewish anti-defamation and Holocaust memorial organizations. Some claim that Patterson’s comparisons between the animal-industrial complex and the Holocaust trivialize etrnal experience of Holocaust victims and survivors.


As everything becomes terrible, there is no absolute evil anymore. This is a great relief for the heirs of guilt. They are looking for the strongest possible metaphors to illustrate the evil character of those they condemn.

Pattersno opposition to Patterson’s claims argue that the Holocaust and factory-farming are predicated upon different historical and sociological frameworks.

Human beings do not hate animals. They do not eat them because they hate them… Human beings have no ideological or theological conflict with animals. Apparently compelled to demonstrate that Charlrs could not have been a vegetarian nor have liked themPatterson writes: He also became convinced that eating vegetables improved the odors of his flatulence, a condition that distressed him terribly and caused him much embarrassment….

Nonetheless, Hitler never gave up his favorite meat dishes, especially Bavarian sausages, liver dumplings, and stuffed and roasted game…. When he came to power inhe banned all the vegetarian societies in Germany…. Nazi persecution forced German vegetarians, a tiny minority in a nation of carnivores, either to flee the country or go underground.

Other criticisms arise from Patterson’s interpretation of Abrahamic tradition as catalyzing animal abuses. Jewish Animal Rights author Richard H. By failing to mention traditional Jewish interpretations of this verse that define dominion as responsible stewardship rather than as domination, he may leave the mistaken impression that the exploitation of animals trebliinka the environment is religiously chzrles.

Charles Patterson’s “Eternal Treblinka” discusses the similarities between society’s treatment of animals and the Holocaust.

Here are some other readings that do the same. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 27 September Retrieved 26 November Volume 2 Number 1. International Society For Yad Vashem inc.

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Retrieved 28 November Woodson Book Award and Honor Winners”. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust”. Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust. Our treatment of Animals and the Holocaust.

Eternal Treblinka : Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust

Sexual Evolution and the Shaping of Society. Garden City, New York: Animals in the Anthropocene: Critical perspectives on non-human futures. Race and Power in the Pacific War. Doubleday, Jabber, and Co. The Treblinka Affair in Postwar France review “. Retrieved 28 September Fixation to Traumas – The Unconscious.

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Man and the Natural World. The Global Rise of Genocide and Terror.

The History of an Idea in America 2 ed. The Mismeasure of Man. The Abuse of Holocaust Memory: Animal Suffering and the Holocaust: Anti-Defamation League, 2 Aug. Book Review, “Eternal Treblinka: Speciesism as a Precondition to Justice. Politics and the Life Sciences, 23 1 ,