Binjamin Wilkomirski

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Binjamin Wilkomirski (born Bruno Grosjean in 1941, also known as Bruno Dössekker) in 1995 published the alleged memoirs Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood. It included allegations of having been a prisoner at Majdanek and Auschwitz. The book became a major bestseller, was translated into twelve languages, and two documentary films were produced. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum sent Wilkomirski on a six-city United States fund-raising tour. It received the 1996 National Jewish Book Award for Autobiography and Memoir, while in Britain it was awarded the Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize, and in France the Prix Memoire de la Shoah. The book was promoted with teachers' study guides, other supplementary material, and the authors appeared in many schools.[1]

In 1998, compelling evidence came to light exposing Wilkomirski’s memoir as a literary hoax.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Holocaust Survivor Memoir Exposed as Fraud