Anger, sadness over fabricated Holocaust story
"Herman Rosenblat and his wife are the most gentle, loving, beautiful people," literary agent Andrea Hurst said Sunday, anguishing over why she, and so many others, were taken by Rosenblat's story of love born on opposite sides of a barbed-wire fence at a concentration camp.
"I question why I never questioned it. I believed it; it was an incredible, hope-filled story."On Saturday, Berkley Books canceled Rosenblat's memoir, "Angel at the Fence." Rosenblat acknowledged that he and his wife did not meet, as they had said for years, at a sub-camp of Buchenwald, where she allegedly sneaked him apples and bread. The book was supposed to come out in February.
Rosenblat's believers included not only his agent and his publisher, but Oprah Winfrey, film producers, journalists, family members and strangers who ignored, or didn't know about, the warnings from scholars that his story didn't make sense.
Other Holocaust memoirists have devised greater fantasies. Misha Defonseca, author of "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years," pretended she was a Jewish girl who lived with wolves during the war, when she was actually a non-Jew who lived, without wolves, in Belgium.
Historical records prove Rosenblat was indeed at Buchenwald and other camps.
"How sad that he felt he had to embellish a life of surviving the Holocaust and of being married for half a century," said Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum.
Among the fooled, at least the partially fooled, was Berenbaum, former director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Berenbaum had been asked to read the manuscript by film producer Harris Salomon, who still plans an adaptation of the book.
So why did the guy feel the need to embellish his horrid experiences at an interment camp?
Kinda answers itself doesn't it.
But everything else about the story adds up though, right?
Rabbi Wise's Address
'There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism. They come not to beg, but ask for that which is higher than all material things. They seek to have satisfied the unquenchable thirst after the ideal. They ask to become once again the messengers of right, justice, and humanity."-source
The New York Times June 11 1900, page 7
MILLIONS IN DIRE DISTRESS
Jacob H. Schiff, Meyer London, and Dr. Enelow Plead with the Rich to Give.
"Louis Marshall, speaking at a meeting in Temple Emanu-El last night, deplored what he termed the failure of the Jews of America, particularly of New York, to realize the terrible calamity that has overtaken the millions of Jews whose homes are in the eastern theater of the European war.
...more than 6,000,000 are in the heart of the war zone; Jews whose lives are at stake and who today are subjected to every manner of suffering and sorrow..."
The New York Times January 14 1915
Germans Let Jews Die. Women and Children
in Warsaw Starving to Death
"Through the Intelligence Department of the Mayor's Committee on National Defense, the Provisional Zionist Committee last night made public a letter describing conditions among Jews in Warsaw under German rule....It is witnessed here all over, in every street, in every step, in every house. Jewish mothers, mothers of mercy, feel happy to see their nursing babies die; at least they are through with their suffering.....The veracity and authenticity of the letter is vouched for by the Zionist Committee,"
The New York Times August 10 1917
PRESIDENT GIVES HOPE TO ZIONISTS
"Approval of the plans of Zionist leaders for the creation of a national Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine was given tonight by President Wilson to a delegation of representative American Jewish Leaders who spent an hour at the White House in conference with the President over the international status of Jews around the world.....Rabbi Wise spoke of the aspirations and hopes of American Jews and of Jewry around the world, told of his recent visit to Paris, in its bearing on the Peace Conference, and discussed the League of Nations, predicting that it would be part of the final Peace Treaty......The real question now is whether we will form a League of Nations, whether we will stay where we are and help keep the peace of the world, or come back here and have to go back and make war again."
The New York Times March 3 1919, page 1
"It is probably unwise to say this loudly in the United States, but the Bolshevik movement is and has been since its beginning, guided and controlled by Russian Jews of the greasiest type...
A table made up in 1918, by Robert Wilton, correspondent of the London Times in Russia, shows at that time there were 384 commissars including 2 Negroes, 13 Russians, 15 Chinamen, 22 Armenians and more than 300 Jews. Of the latter number, 264 had come from the United States since the downfall of the Imperial Government."
Captain Montgomery Schuyler, military intelligence officer in Russia
U.S. National Archives. Record group 120: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces, June 9, 1919.
-from Wikipedia note 16
FELIX M. WARBURG TELLS
SAD PLIGHT OF JEWS.
"Felix M. Warburg, Chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee of American Funds for Jewish War Sufferers, who returned several days ago from a trip to Europe for that organization, made public yesterday some of his findings.....'The successive blows of contending armies have all but broken the back of European Jewry,' he said, 'and have reduced to tragically unbelievable poverty, starvation and disease about 6,000,000 souls.."
The New York Times November 12 1919, page 7
JEWS ASK PUBLIC TO AID WAR VICTIMS
Non-Sectarian Appeal for $7,500,000 Starts Today with Sermons in All Churches.
"A famished child upon the auction block, a mother in the foreground pleading for aid, death with outstretched arms lurking near and the legend, 'Shall Death Be the Highest Bidder?'
...$7,500,000 to be raised here this week by the Greater New York Appeal for Jewish War Sufferers.....'Hunger, cold rags, desolation, disease, death - Six million human beings, without food, shelter, clothing or medical treatment"
The New York Times May 2nd 1920, Section 2 page 1
THE CRUCIFIXION OF JEWS MUST STOP!
By MARTIN H. GLYNN
(Former Governor of the State of N.Y.)
"From across the sea SIX MILLION men and women call to us for help, and eight
hundred thousand little children cry for bread....six million men and women are dying from lack of the necessaries of life.....In this threatened holocaust of life....."
The American Hebrew October 31 1919
SAYS JEWS OF WORLD WILL BACK LEAGUE; DR. SOKOLOW TELLS ZIONIST CONGRESS JERUSALEM WILL BE INTERNATIONAL PEACE CAPITAL."CALSBAD, Aug. 27 (Jewish Telegraphic Agency).--"The League of Nations is a Jewish idea, and Jerusalem some day will become the capital of the world's peace," declared Dr. Nahum Sokolow, Chairman of the Zionist Exocutive Committee, at a special meeting of the Zionist Conference today."
The New York Times August 27 1922 page 10
'JEWISH POWER DOMINATES AT VANITY FAIR'
by Nathan Burstien
"It's a list of "the world's most powerful people," 100 of the bankers and media moguls, publishers and image makers who shape the lives of billions. It's an exclusive, insular club, one whose influence stretches around the globe but is concentrated strategically in the highest corridors of power.
More than half its members, at least by one count, are Jewish."
The Jerusalem Post October 12 2007
What was that story about wolves masquerading as harmless and helpless little old ladies?