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A New York publisher and Oprah Winfrey were fooled by a true story that wasn't true at all!
A man whose memoir about his experience during the Holocaust was to have been published in February has admitted that his story was embellished. The weekend his publisher canceled the release of the book.
Angel at the Fence, was supposed to be the story of Herman Rosenblat, who said he first met his wife while he was a child imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp and she, disguised as a Christian farm girl, tossed apples over the camp’s fence to him.
He said they met again on a blind date 12 years after the end of war in Coney Island and married. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary this year.
Why didn't Mr. Rosenblatt just write the book as a fictional story? I don't get it! What do you think?