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Herman Rosenblat

Herman A. Rosenblat (c. 1929 – February 5, 2015) was a Polish-born American writer who wrote a fictitious Holocaust memoir titled Angel at the Fence, purporting to tell the true story of a girl who passed him food through the barbed-wire fence at the Schlieben sub-camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp in World War II. Rosenblat, a Polish Jew, lived in the town of Piotrków Trybunalski before World War II.

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  • Herman Rosenblat, who has acknowledged inventing his story of meeting his wife on opposite sides of a concentration camp fence, told "Good Morning America" that he has no regrets and would tell the story again, given another chance. "It wasn't a lie," he said during a taped segment aired Wednesday. "It was my imagination and, in my mind, I believed it. Even now, I believe it." Until scholars refuted him, Rosenblat and his wife, Roma, were beloved worldwide and appeared twice during the past decade on Oprah Winfrey's talk show. His tale of meeting his future wife at a sub-camp of Buchenwald, where she allegedly sneaked him apples and bread, endeared him to millions.




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