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Sunday 28 December 2008

Breaking News: Another Memoir Fraud - The Angel at the Fence by Herman Rosenblat

December 29, 2008

by Suzan Abrams

USA: The Daily Telegraph London, - one of a variety of interested media - reports that a much-celebrated memoir about a *Holocaust survivor meeting his future bride from across a wire fence of a Nazi concentration camp from where she often threw him apples and bread; has been declared a fraud.

The Angel at the Fence published by 76-year old Herman Rosenblat now a retired television repairman in Miami, has been questioned for its credibility to such an extent by other Jewish survivors and scholars that the book's publisher Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin has now cancelled February 3, 2009's intended publication date of the memoir.

Berkley Books said, it had cancelled the title after receiving new information from Rosenblat's literary agent, Andrea Hurst. The agent and author will now be required to return any monies handed over to them for this work.

Oprah Winfrey had acknowledged Rosenblat's tale as "the single greatest love story...we've ever told on air."

1) For a much more colourful version of the story, continue to read Here.
2) Herman Rosenblat married his wife, Roma, in 1958 and they have been together ever since.
A photograph of the couple as they appear today, may be observed Here.
3) Do read a follow-up story: a superb investigative piece on the red flags at The New Republic.

Further Reading:

The horrifying Holocaust was a systematic state-sponsored persecution programme that saw the Nazis kill 6 million Jews.
The Holocaust History Project Homepage & Holocaust Timeline.

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