Herman Rosenblat (c. 1929 – 2015) was a Polish-born American Jew, known for writing a fictitious Holocaust memoir titled Angel at the Fence, claiming to tell the true story of a girl who passed him food through the barbed-wire fence at Buchenwald. The story has been revealed to a hoax.
Before the fabrication became public, the film rights to the book were purchased for $25 million by Harris Salomon of Atlantic Overseas Pictures. Other fans of the story include Oprah Winfrey who has described it as the single greatest love story she heard in over 22 years of hosting her show.
It was my imagination. And in my imagination, in my mind, I believed it. Even now, I believe it, that she was there and she threw the apple to me. ... In my imagination, it was true.—Herman Rosenblat.
- Exclusive: Holocaust Faker Speaks Out
- Holocaust 'greatest' love story a hoax
- Lectures on the Holocaust—Controversial Issues Cross Examined - discusses Herman Rosenblat in section 4.4. "Testimonies in Literature and Media"
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- Exclusive: Holocaust Faker Speaks Out https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/US/story?id=6903068