Japan to Publish Widely Acclaimed American Book 'Eternal Treblinka' -- Thought by Many To Be the Most Powerful Animal Rights Book Ever Written
Japan is the latest country to decide to publish "Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust." The groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed book by American author Charles Patterson has already been translated and published in Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic, and French, Spanish, and Portuguese editions are forthcoming.
(PRWEB) September 29, 2006 -- The publishing house of Ryokufu in Tokyo will publish the Japanese edition of Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust in the spring of 2007.
The book's title comes from the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate, Isaac Bashevis Singer, to whom the book is dedicated. He was the first major modern author to describe the exploitation and slaughter of animals in terms of the Holocaust. "In relation to them, all people are Nazis," he wrote, "for animals it is an eternal Treblinka." (Treblinka was the Nazi death camp north of Warsaw.)
Ryokufu Shuppan-sha (Ryokufu means "Green Wind") publishes books about ecology, politics, war and peace, and social issues. The Japanese edition of Eternal Treblinka will be the first animal rights book Ryokufu has ever published.
Dr. Toda Kiyosi, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University is working on the book's translation, and Lydia Tanabe, representing Small Animals Support Association (SASA), negotiated the terms of the book's publication. She is writing the Introduction, and Dr. Toda will write the Afterword.
In addition to the Japanese edition, French, Spanish, and Portuguese editions of Eternal Trelbinka will also be published in 2007.
Earlier in 2006 the Pardes Publishing House in Haifa, Israel published the Hebrew edition of Eternal Treblinka (ISBN 965-7171-26-1). The Hebrew translation by Oded Wolkstein was Eternal Treblinka's sixth translation since Lantern Books published the English edition (ISBN 1-930051-99-9) four years ago.
Eternal Treblinka had previously been translated and published in Germany, Italy, Poland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic.
In February, 2004, a jury of 30 of the Germany's leading scholars and media figures chose "Für die Tiere ist jeden Tag Treblinka" (ISBN 3-6150-649-1), the German edition of Eternal Treblinka, as one of the country's ten most important non-fiction books. It was honored alongside books about Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and World War I.
Eternal Treblinka examines the common roots of animal and human oppression and the similarities between how the Nazis treated their victims and how modern society treats the animals it slaughters for food.
The first part of the book describes the emergence of humans as the "master species" and how we came to dominate the earth and its other inhabitants. The second part examines the industrialization of slaughter of both animals and humans in modern times, while the last part of the book profiles Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust, including Isaac Bashevis Singer himself.
Praise From Around The World--
"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." --Maariv (Israeli newspaper)
"A thought-provoking masterpiece meticulously and brilliantly articulated." --Dr. Ndubuisi Eke, Head, Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
"I believe, along with many others, that your book is one of the most important books of the century." --Tanja Tuma, publisher, Ljubljana, Slovenia
"Necessary reading matter...very thought-provoking."
--Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
"A great book that catches the reader's attention right from the beginning. Charles Patterson has found the right balance to make his book perfect." --Dr. Guido P. Lombardi, anthropologist, historian, Lima, Peru.
"Eternal Treblinka disturbs us because (inevitably though tactfully) it holds up to us, its readers, a clear mirror to look at ourselves anew....Kafka would have applauded Eternal Treblinka. It grips like a thriller." --The Freethinker, UK
"Thank you, thank you for your book. Its strength will certainly bring more light to the darker places of animal oppression." --Albie Clemmer, Keflavik, Iceland
"Very well researched and written with great sensitivity...a compelling, useful and informative book, which I strongly recommend to others in sub-Saharan Africa." --Professor P S Igbigbi, Head, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
"Sure to provoke, stir the emotions, incite debate and perhaps after the soul-searching is done lead to a more humane world." --Sukanya Datta, journalist, India
"The book does a perfect and professional job of showing the similarity between the mistreatment of people and of animals...written with great sensitivity. Will no doubt be a valuable addition to everyone's collection." --Dr. Vugar Huseynov, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic.
"Exciting, passionate, and daring." --Tom Salsberg, Toronto, Canada
"A very important achievement for animals and humans alike. Most probably your work will only be truly appreciated in years to come, but this is the fate of nearly all original and independent authors." --Christa Blanke, Freiburg, Germany
"It's one of the few books which totally grabs the reader, not only while reading it, but afterwards also, and probably forever...it profoundly disturbs, shocks and destroys." --Croatian philosopher Hrvoje Juric, Zagreb, Croatia
"Very thrilling to read...one of the most important books I have ever read." --Marianne Kristiansson, Stockholm, Sweden
"I have rarely read a book that made me cry. This one did. It truly is one of those books that you cannot put down. The message is haunting. The book is life changing. It has certainly changed my life. I have not stopped talking about this book. It is truly a superb work!" --John Williamson, UK
"You must read this carefully documented book." --La Stampa (Italian national newspaper)
"Thanks a lot for your book, it is the greatest gift one could give to animal rights movement." --Jayasimha N.G, Campaigns & Legal Affairs, PETA, India
"Important may be an understatement when describing this book. It is the literary equivalent of a swift kick to the head that will jar the reader's perception of animal cruelty hopefully beyond their next few meals." --Sara Singer, Bucharest, Romania
"It's wonderful how Eternal Treblinka is reaching so many people and it's only the beginning. Your brave book will remain and be a strong testimony when we're all long gone." --Patty Mark, Australia
"A thorough and thought-provoking book." --Ha'aretz (Israeli newspaper)
"It is a book that will cause controversy, even outrage. But it will shake the complacency of all who are involved with food production and food consumption...an essential weapon in our struggle for a non-violent world." --David Graham, UK
"An eye-opening, thought-provoking book that I highly recommend as way of gaining additional insight into the psychology of the Holocaust." --Michael Fein, Gantseh Megillah, Montreal, Canada
"The book that breaks all taboos. The book that fires up controversies all over the world." --Prijatelji Zivotinja (Animal Friends Croatia), Zagreb, Croatia