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AMHERST BOOK SIGNING
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NATIONAL ANIMAL RIGHTS
On Tuesday, May 17, 2005--the day before Columbia University's 251st Commencement--Dr. Charles Patterson (Ph.D. '70) returned his doctorate to the Office of the President Lee Bollinger to protest Columbia's mistreatment of animals in its labs. Patterson said, "Dr. Josef Mengele, who conducted experiments on Jews and Gypsies at Auschwitz (he had two doctorates, by the way), would have fit in quite nicely at Columbia." In recognition of Patterson's action, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will present him with its "Courage of Conviction" Award.
PRAISE FROM GERMAN
Favorable reviews of "Für die Tiere ist jeden Tag Treblinka" have also appeared in Germany's two leading newspapers-- Süddeutsche Zeitung and Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung--as well in Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Nürnberger Nachrichten, Frankfurter Neue Presse, and other smaller publications.
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BOOKS AND AUTHORS INTERVIEW Charles Patterson's latest interview can be found on the website of Books and Authors.
The German edition is expected in the late fall. Zweitausendeins Versand Dienst GmbH in Frankfurt am Main will publish Ewiges Treblinka".
Publishers in several other countries are also reviewing the book for possible publication.
NEW DELHI WEBSITE
Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Book Reviews in New Delhi, India made Eternal Treblinka its Featured Book and posted eleven reviews from five continents (Azerbaijan Republic, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Peru, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States).
The progressive Jewish magazine TIKKUN has an article entitled "The Great Divide: Animals and the Holocaust" by Charles Patterson in its May/June 2003 issue.
AMHERST BOOK SIGNING
On Friday, May 30, beginning at 1:30 pm Charles Patterson signed his book at the Jeffrey Amherst Bookshop in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was joined by Professors Ray Moore of Amherst College and Don Robinson of Smith College, authors of Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under Macarthur (Oxford Unversity Press). The Jeffrey Amherst Bookshop is located at 55 South Pleasant Street in Amherst.
PETA has launched its controversial "Holocaust On Your Plate" National Tour that features a giant display, consisting of eight 60-square-foot panels, each showing photos of factory farm and slaughterhouse scenes side by side with photos from Nazi death camps. The display, coordinated by PETA Youth Outreach Coordinator Matt Prescott, graphically depicts the point made by the Yiddish writer and Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, who wrote, "In relation to animals, all people are Nazis." The project's website features excerpts from Eternal Treblinka
PUBLICATION IN GERMANY
Zweitausendeins in Frankfurt am Main is translating and publishing the German-language edition of Eternal Treblinka. The book was discussed in an article "Treblinka der Tiere" ("Treblinka for Animals") by Ulrich Raulff in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (October 2002).
BOOK SIGNING IN NEW YORK CITY
Dr. Patterson signed his book at the Farm Animal Forum in New York on May 24. To find out more about the Forum, sponsored by Farm Sanctuary, click here.
SPEAKING IN NEW YORK CITY MARCH 21
Dr. Patterson addressed the dinner of the New York City chapter of EarthSave International on Friday, March 21. EarthSave, founded by John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution and Diet For a New America, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public about the benefits of shifting to a plant-based diet--for health reasons, for animal morality reasons, for environmental reasons, and for food scarcity reasons. Previous speakers at the EarthSave dinner/lecture series in Manhattan have included Frances Moore Lappe, Howard Lyman, and Victoria Moran. For more information visit NYC EarthSave
THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK
The author's article about how Eternal Treblinka came to be has been posted on the Independent Publisher website.
LETTER FROM SENATOR ROBERT BYRD
"Dear Dr. Patterson: Thank you for sending to me your book entitled Eternal Treblinka. I congratulate you on your good work! Also, I thank you for your nice note expressing appreciation for my efforts here in the Senate concerning the welfare of animals. I wish the best to you always. With warmest regards, I am [signed] Robert C. Byrd"
The "Business and the Holocaust" section of the Stock Maven website has posted an excerpt from the book about the American industrialist Henry Ford's contribution to the Holocaust.
The Italian edition of ET--Eterna Treblinka--will be published in Italy by the repected Roman publishing house Editori Riuniti. Under the leadership of Dr. Massimo Filippi, Progetto Gaia in Milan translated ET from English to Italian. Dr. Filippi will also write the Introduction to the Italian edition.
THE FREETHINKER (UK)
The Freethinker--the magazine for rationalists, atheists and humanists--reviewed ET in its most recent issue. "It grips like a thriller," said the review. "Patterson details how our institutionalised cruelty to animals breeds violence against humans; it is the root cause of mistreatment of fellow humans. This tendency in humans to be Nazis over all creation is what Eternal Treblinka is all about." The magazine was founded by G.W. Foote in 1881.
The "Vega!POL" Publishing House in Poland will soon publish ET as Wieczna Treblinka.
In Prague the Publishing House PRAH will translate and publish ET in 2003 as Vecna Treblinka.
IN THE LAND OF THE VIKINGS
"Animals, Slavery and the Holocaust"--an article based on Eternal Treblinka--has been posted on the website of the Norwegian Alliance for Animal Welfare in Oslo, Norway.
Animal Rights Sweden (Förbundet Djurens Rätt), the largest AR group in Scandinavia (50,000 members), published a review of ET by two historians from Göteborgs University in its newspaper "Djurens Rätt!" complete with an illustration showing Hitler as a butcher. The Swedish website--vegan.nu--recently posted Dr. Richard Schwartz's interview with Patterson in English, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish. The ET website banner is also posted on the site.
The Summer 2002 issue of AMERICAN WRITER, the magazine of the National Writers Union sent to its 8,000 members, carried an article by NWU member Charles Patterson (p. 12). It describes Eternal Treblinka's long journey to publication, as well as his experience as a member of the union's Book Division listserve.
TOP ISRAELI NEWSPAPER PRAISES ET
The Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz (English edition) published an extensive review of Eternal Treblinka in its August 23, 2002 issue, calling it "a thorough and thought-provoking book." To read the complete review, click here.
REVIEW IN ISRAELI NEWSPAPER
A review of Eternal Treblinka appeared in the July 11, 2002 issue of Maariv, Israel's second largest newspaper. It said that "the moral challenge posed by Eternal Treblinka turns it into a must for anyone who seeks to delve into the universal lesson of the Holocaust." Ido Dovrath translated the review from Hebrew into English. ET has also been reviewed in Italian and Danish. These reviews can be found on the REVIEWS page.
The entire Chapter 7 of ET--"THIS BOUNDLESS SLAUGHTERHOUSE: The Compassionate Vision of Isaac Bashevis Singer"--was recently made available for all to read.
SIX REVIEWS IN SATYA MAGAZINE
The June/July issue of Satya, a New York-based magazine devoted to vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, and social justice, has a special section on "Animals and the Holocaust." It features six book reviews of Eternal Treblinka written by Dr. Karen Davis, director of United Poultry Concerns; Beth Gould, publisher of Satya Magazine; Norm Phelps, spiritual outreach director of The Fund for Animals; Dr. Roberta Kalechofsky, director of Micah Publications; Jack Rosenberger, columnist for the Los Angeles Times; and Dr. Richard Schwartz, author of Judaism and Vegetarianism and Judaism and Global Survival.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Reporter Aline McKenzie wrote an article about Eternal Treblinka for The Dallas Morning News (5/25/02), based on her reading of the book and on her telephone interview with the author. "The author says there's a link between human and animal injustice," she wrote. "Thousands of years ago, humans learned to trap, herd, geld and control animals. And then each other; anyone they considered inferior, slaves, women, members of other races or faiths, argues author Charles Patterson. A need for hierarchy, anchored in dehumanizing "us vs. them" attitudes, is the root of human as well as animal cruelty in our world."
REVIEWS BY JEWISH PUBLICATIONS
Michael Fein, editor of The Gantseh Megillah (Montreal), calls ET "an eye-opening, thought-provoking book that I highly recommend." The world's first and oldest continuous Holocaust periodical, Martyrdom and Resistance, describes the book as "important and timely...written with great sensitivity and compassion...I hope that Eternal Treblinka will be widely read." The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles says that "you will want to read this meticulously researched and compelling treatment of a painful and controversial subject." The June 2002 issue of Moment ("America's Premier Independent Jewish Magazine") writes, "Patterson's book sheds light on the violence perpetuated every day against animals and humans alike so that we might one day put an end to it."
PRAISE FROM WEBCASTER MERIA HELLER
Meria Heller of Phoenix, Arizona writes, "As an international webcaster I have interviewed many authors on many different subjects. NEVER before have I read or interviewed anything as IMPORTANT, compelling and well-done as Eternal Treblinka by Charles Patterson...valuable addition to every library and school and home in America. I can't say enough about it, it's number one on my list of recommended books."
ANIMALS' AGENDA COVER STORY
The cover feature article ("The Holocaust and Animal Exploitation") in the March/April 2002 issue of Animals' Agenda magazine consisted of five profiles of Jewish and German animal activists written about in Chapters 6 and 8 of Eternal Treblinka.
PETA PROMOTES ET TO JEWISH PUBLICATIONS
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently sent out this news release:
To: [Jewish magazines and newspapers]
Provocative New Book Garners Rave Reviews From Holocaust Scholars and Animal Rights Activists
The famous Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote in The Letter Writer, "In relation to them [animals], all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka."
Holocaust educator and author Charles Patterson has taken Singer's idea and run with it, expanding it into a thought-provoking book, Eternal Treblinka, which examines the horrifying similarities between Nazi Germany and modern society's treatment of animals.
Dr. Patterson, a graduate of Yad Vashem Institute for Holocaust Education in Jerusalem, explores how those who believe that the strong should exploit and sacrifice the weak for the "greater good" have been responsible for institutionalized suffering throughout history--from slavery, to the Holocaust, to the unspeakable conditions for animals on factory farms.
The Introduction is by legal scholar Lucy Rosen Kaplan, daughter of Holocaust survivors (her mother was a forced laborer for the SS; her father spent the war in seven Nazi camps, including Auschwitz).
Michael D. Fein, editor of The Gantseh Megillah, calls Eternal Treblinka, "enormously informative...an eye-opening, thought-provoking book that I highly recommend as way of gaining additional insight into the psychology of the Holocaust."
Eternal Treblinka (a candidate for the National Jewish Book Award in Non-Fiction) can be ordered at PETAMall.com. To schedule an interview with the author, Charles Patterson, please call Jenny Woods at 757-622-7382, ext. 1324.
ET has been submitted for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. The Pulitzer Prize Board presents the prestigious prize annually to "a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author." The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in the categories of journalism, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, music, and photography each receive $7,500. The winners and finalists will be announced in April, 2003.
ET GOES TO JERUSALEM
The author sent a complimentary copy of ET to Dr. Motti Shalem, Director of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, which the author attended in 1983. "Thank you very much for sending me the copy of your new book, Eternal Treblinka," Dr. Shalem wrote. "I have forwarded it to our head librarian who will be able to make it accessible to our researchers and general users who come to utilize our extensive holdings on the Holocaust." ET was reviewed in the Jerusalem Post on March 20, 2002 ("well-researched" and "fascinating")
ET GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
Ingrid Newkirk, President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent complimentary copies of ET, together with a personal note of endorsement, to leading figures in the film and entertainment industries. They include Alec Baldwin, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Cromwell, Woody Harrelson, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorcese, Michael Tobias, Bill Maher, Paul McCartney, Rich Donner, Wolfgang Petersen, and others.
An excerpt from Chapter 3 of ET, describing Henry Ford's anti-Semitic campaign in the 1920s and his contribution to the Holocaust, is printed in the current issue of the world's foremost Holocaust publication, Martyrdom and Resistance, published by the International Society of Yad Vashem.
During the last week of January 2002, Animal Rights Online chose ET as its "Book Pick of the Week," and www.USAJewish.com chose the ET website as its "Website of the Week."
INTEREST BY MEAT INDUSTRY
Dan Murphy, editor of the industry magazine Meat Marketing & Technology (MMT), has requested a review copy of ETERNAL TREBLINKA. He will post his review on the MMT website. Stay tuned.
INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN UNION
IVU NEWS has announced the forthcoming publication of ET, which is also featured on the News page of the organization's website (http://www.ivu.org/news).
MAJOR PRINT MEDIA
Advance copies (bound galleys) of ETERNAL TREBLINKA have been sent to major American newspapers--New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Washington Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, LA Weekly, Village Voice, and the Associated Press.
Bound galleys have also been sent to the Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, New York Review of Books, Progressive, Utne Reader, Mother Jones, Nation, Commentary, Tikkun, and other publications.
Several National Public Radio programs--All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and Talk of the Nation--have also received galleys.
Jewish interest in ETERNAL TREBLINKA is growing. These publications have already requested review copies: Chicago Jewish News, New Mexico Jewish Link, Cleveland Jewish News, Shalom Newspaper (PA), Jewish Journal (OH), Palm Beach Jewish News, Deep South Jewish Voice (AL), Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, Jewish Telegraph (UK), Jerusalem Post, and Semitic Studies (University of Sydney).
Bound galleys have been sent to Jewish Press, Jewish Week, Commentary, Tikkun, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Washington Jewish Week, Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, Association of Jewish Librarians, Jewish Telegraph (UK), Judaism.com, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Holocaust organizations requesting review copies include Holocaust Education Foundation (VA), Holocaust Genocide Studies Project (NY), Holocaust/Genocide Education Center (PA), Holocaust Center of Northern California, and the Ghetto Fighters' Museum in Israel.
Anyone interested in receiving a review copy should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ANIMAL RIGHTS MAGAZINES
The Jan/Feb (2002) issue of ANIMALS' AGENDA ("The World's Premier Animal Rights Magazine") will have a feature cover article about Holocaust-connected animal advocates profiled in ETERNAL TREBLINKA. The Spring issue of ANIMAL TIMES, a magazine sent to 600,000 PETA members, will also feature the book.
SUPPORT FROM JANE GOODALL
Internationally known author and animal advocate, Dr. Jane Goodall, has given her support to ETERNAL TREBLINKA: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust. "Charles Patterson's book will go a long way towards righting the terrible wrongs that human beings, throughout history, have perpetrated on non-human animals. I urge you to read it and think deeply about its important message."
Dr. Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation in 1977 to provide ongoing support for field research on wild chimpanzees. The goal of the JGI is to expand primate habitat conservation, promote the well-being of chimpanzees and other primates, and increase animal protection generally. The JGI has offices in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States (Silver Spring, Maryland).
Jane Goodall's many books include The Chimpanzees of Gombe, In the Shadow of Man, My Life with the Chimpanzees, Africa in My Blood, and Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey.
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT GROWING
Even before its publication, ETERNAL TREBLINKA has been attracting considerable attention and support from around the world. More than 200 vegetarian, animal protection, and environmental organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Canada, and the United States have already expressed their support for the book.
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