Friday, February 29, 2008

Fraudulent Holocaust Memoir

The Associated Press
29 February 2008

Writer Says Holocaust 'Memoir' Not True


BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - A Belgian writer has admitted that she made up her best-selling "memoir" depicting how, as a Jewish child, she lived with a pack of wolves in the woods during the Holocaust, her lawyers said Friday. Misha Defonseca's book, "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years," was translated into 18 languages and made into a feature film in France. [...]

[Another fraudulent Holocaust memoir, Fragments, was written by Bruno Dossekker (aka Binjamin Wilkomirski). See Stefan Maechler, The Wilkomirski Affair (NY: Schocken Books, 2001).]