Another Holocau$t Tale Raises Eyebrows

By: Marjorie Kehe from The Christian Science Monitor

It’s not exactly the kind of heartwarming news you’d prefer to read on Christmas Eve, but once again the veracity of a memoir is under attack.

The sad thing about this one is that it’s exactly the kind of story you’d like to be able to believe. Holocaust survivor Herman Rosenblat, a retired television repairman now living in Miami, has written “Angel at the Fence: The True Story of a Love That Survived,” a memoir set to be published by Penguin this February (in time for Valentine’s Day, of course.)

Rosenblat tells the story of his internment in the Buchenwald concentration camp. He says that one day, during the winter of 1945, a nine-year-old girl showed up at the fence of the camp and tossed him an apple. She returned every day for months and helped to keep him alive that winter with those apples.

Years later, in New York, 1957, Rosenblat says he went on a blind date with a Polish immigrant. She turned out to be that same girl – and went on to become his wife.


It makes for a fabulous story – and now a piece by Gabriel Sherman in the New Republic suggests that “fabulous” is indeed the correct word for this tale.

Sherman has talked to Holocaust experts who say that the physical setup of Buchenwald would have made it impossible for Herman and Roma to meet at any part of the camp’s fence. Also, other Buchenwald survivors have been unable to corroborate the tale.

Continue Reading Original Article HERE

UPDATE: Holocau$t tall tale teller admits it’s a fraud.


2 responses to “Another Holocau$t Tale Raises Eyebrows

  • Jonah Eyton

    Dear White Pride Man,

    This is NOT about money. Put your antisemitism back in the closet and save it for a rainy day. You just love to dump on Jews, anyway you can. This is not about Jews. This is about a publishing story that was exposed by a writer who is himself a Jew. You show yourself to be misinformed here. Google the news and you will see. Read Gabriel Sherman’s two exposes of this book here:

    But leave ur antisemitism in the closet. So you don’t like Jews? They prob don’t like you too much either, if you have tudes like that, sir.

    What makes you white supremes tick, anyways? I just don’t get it? Okay, you have some beefs about Judiasm because of your brainwashing as a Christian, admit it, u believe in all the BS of Xainity, so you attack all Jews because they never accepted Jesus? What makes you tick? Jesus was not the messiah anyways. Christianity is all wrong, and Judaism is all wrong, and Islam is all wrong too. So what DO you stand for? WHITE SKIN? Your skin is not, white sir…

  • Michael

    How awful that the Rosenblats lied about their story and that the publishers and movie makers fell for it. Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which was a great book and now movie, never pretended to be true. The Rosenblats, like Madoff, are harming the good Jewish name and it’s terrible.

    I read a New York Times article about Stan Lee and Neal Adams the comic book artists supporting another TRUE Holocaust love story. There was a beautiful young artist, Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, who painted Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on the children’s barracks at Auschwitz to cheer them up. Dina’s art became the reason she and her Mother survived Auschwitz.

    Painting the mural for the children caused Dina to be taken in front of Dr. Mengele, the Angel of Death. She thought she was going to be gassed, but bravely she stood up to Mengele and he decided to make her his portrait painter, saving herself and her mother from the gas chamber as long as she was doing painting for him.

    Dina’s story is true because some of the paintings she did for Mengele in Auschwitz survived the war and are at the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum. Also, the story of her painting the mural of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the children’s barrack has been corroborated by many other Auschwitz prisoners, and of course her love and marriage to the animator of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the Disney movie after the war in Paris is also a fact.

    I wish Oprah would do a story about Dina and her art not about the Rosenblats who were pulling the wool over all our eyes.

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