Helmut F. Kaplan

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Helmut F. Kaplan in 2006

Helmut Friedrich Kaplan (born 13 October 1952) is an Austrian philosopher and animal rights advocate.


  • Everything the Nazis did to Jews we are today practicing on animals. Our grandchildren will ask us one day: Where were you during the Holocaust of the animals? What did you do against these horrifying crimes? We won't be able to offer the same excuse for the second time, that we didn't know.
    • Quoted in Charles Patterson, Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust (New York: Lantern Books, 2002), p. 221.