Skip to comments.Exclusive: Holocaust Faker Speaks Out ("It wasn't a lie," "It was my imagination")
Posted on 02/18/2009 5:09:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
Oprah Winfrey called it the "greatest love story" she'd ever had on her show.
The love story was so touching, that Hollywood is even making a movie about it.
Herman Rosenblat received international attention for his tale about being a hungry little boy in a Nazi concentration camp who was thrown apples every day by a little girl named Roma, on the other side of the fence.
Years later, according to the story, Rosenblat met that same girl on a blind date in New York City and proposed to her on the spot.
The only problem was, Rosenblat's story, which he and his wife had been telling for 13 years, was a lie.
Six weeks ago Holocaust scholars proved that it was physically impossible for prisoners to approach the fence at the concentration camp where Herman was kept and that Roma's family was actually 200 miles away at the time.
Today, for the first time, Rosenblat spoke out in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America" to share his side of the story.
"It wasn't a lie," he told "GMA." "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."
Rosenblat said he told the story to give people hope and to promote understanding about the Holocaust. His wife went along with the story because, as Rosenblat said, she "loved" him.
But even Rosenblat's son said his real motivation was money.
"It was always hurtful," Rosenblat's son Ken Rosenblat told The New Republic. "My father is a man who I don't know. ... I didn't agree with it. I didn't want anything to do with it."
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That's a helluva pitching arm.
Based on a...well...not so true story.
Oprah is not a good judge of character at all. James Frey the writer, now this guy and then the biggest liars of them all, Michelle and Barack.
And let’s don’t forget Dr Phil who has more problems than the people he helps.
a shameless, heartless attempt to make money off of others misery.
“.. a reported $25 million film version of the fictional story called “Flower of the Fence” is going to proceed”... Obama Production Company says..
Yes, Oprah. He trusts everyone that’s black, insane, deceitful...
and that’s just Obama.
Part of Porkulus, I guess. We’ll never know what’s all in there.
It actually saves Hollywood time as most of their "based on a true story" movies bare little resemblance to the actual events.
It’s historical fiction ... get over it.
It’s like Kosinski’s “Painted Bird”, also made up of whole cloth. Or the story of war criminals the Bielskis (whose gang killed 140 peasants for the Soviets).
She'll promote books with absolutely nothing in
them at all.
“Fake but accurate!”
“In my imagination, it was true!”
I saw that as first run. Thanks for the memory.
What is worse, all the lunatics will claim this proves the Holocaust didn’t happen.
Hillary dodging snipers, and Bill Clinton's 'composite character' back pedaling.
Oprah’s been fooled by four fraudulent authors now, hasn’t she?
Don’t worry, Kaalleeefornia is going to bail out Hollywood anyway. Like the WSJ said today, Rich liberals like Rob Reiner, who love higher taxes on other people, get a sweetheart tax break and everyone else pays more.
Obama did pave the way with his racist campaign strategy that took America back 50 years. Now everyone wants a piece of the misery pie.
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