Charles Patterson on New York's Upper West Side

Patterson is an author, historian, editor, therapist, and teacher.

He grew up in New Britain, Connecticut and graduated from Kent School, Amherst College, the Episcopal Theological School, Columbia University (M.A. in English Literature; Ph.D. in Religion), and the Yad Vashem Institute for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem.

He lives in New York City where he has taught courses in history, literature, and writing at New School University ("Ancient Israel" & "Classics of World Literature"), Adelphi University ("Advanced Writing"), Hunter College ("The Bible as Literature"), and Metropolitan College (Adjunct Professor, Human Services).

Patterson's first book--Anti-Semitism: The Road to the Holocaust and Beyond--was called "important" by Publisher’s Weekly. Judaica Book News wrote, "It deserves a place in every home, school and public library...excellent background reading in Jewish history and the history of western civilization."

The National Council for the Social Studies in Washington, D.C. presented him with its Carter G. Woodson Book Award for his young adult (YA) biography of Marian Anderson at a special luncheon at its annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri in 1989.

His most recent books include The Oxford 50th Anniversary Book of the United Nations, The Civil Rights Movement, From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall (co-author), Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust (now in 16 languages), and his forthcoming novel, In Dante's Footsteps: My Journey to Hell.

Five of his YA books are back in print through The Authors Guild Backinprint program--Anti-Semitism: The Road to the Holocaust and Beyond, Animal Rights, Hafiz al-Asad of Syria, Marian Anderson, and Thomas Jefferson.

His internationally acclaimed Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust is in its sixth printing and has been translated into French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, Russian, Japanese, Greek, Portuguese (Brazil), and Korean. A Chinese translation is underway.

Patterson is a member of PEN, The Authors Guild, and the National Writers Union.

E-mail: eternaltr@​

ETERNAL TREBLINKA shows the common roots of Nazi genocide and modern society's enslavement and slaughter of animals. The title comes from Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, who wrote, "For the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." The book concludes with profiles of Jewish and German animal activists with links to the Holocaust.