Publisher Cancels 'Fake' Holocaust Memoir

Rosenblat ordered to return payment

By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2008 9:41 AM CST

(Newser) – A publisher has canceled a Holocaust memoir attacked by experts as a fake, reports Publishers Weekly. Angel at the Fence, which was promoted by Oprah Winfrey, purported to tell the story of Holocaust survivor Henry Rosenblat, who claimed he was saved by food tossed over a concentration camp fence by a young girl who later became his wife. Historians said such a situation could not have occurred. Rosenblat has been ordered to return money he received from Berkley Books.

Family photographs hang on the wall of Herman and Roma Rosenblat's Florida home.   (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)
Herman and Roma Rosenblat pose for a photo in their Florida home. Experts claim Herman Rosenblat's Holocaust memoir could not have happened the way he said.   (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, file)
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