Oprah Duped Again! 


It sounded like a great love story! A man meeting his future wife at a Nazi concentration camp.

The undying love between Herman Rosenblat and Roma Radzicky was poised to become a national bestselling book, and an Oscar-contender; Oprah even blessed the couple with the line "the single greatest love story, in 22 years of doing this show, we've ever told on the air."

Well, that was then, this is now.

Saturday, Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Groups, put a halt on the memoir after resounding allegations from scholars, friends, and family members that the tale was a lie!

According to the Daily Variety:

Rosenblat, 79, a resident of the Miami area, was virtually unknown to the general public until the 1990s when he began speaking of how he came to know his wife, Roma Radzicky. According to Rosenblat and his wife, he was a prisoner at a sub-camp of Buchenwald in Nazi Germany and she a young Jewish girl whose family was pretending to be Christian and lived nearby.

For months, they would meet on opposite sides of a barbed-wire fence, where she would sneak him apples and bread. Rosenblat was then transferred to another camp and the two lost touch, until the 1950s, when they were reunited by accident -- on a blind date -- in New York. They soon married and earlier this year celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Unlike such fake Holocaust memoirists as Misha Defonseca ("Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years") and Benjamin Wilkomirski ("Fragments"), Rosenblat is indeed a survivor and records prove that he was at the Buchenwald camp.


Sounds like a great story isn't it? I can already imagine its cinematic scope! Perhaps Brad Pitt can star in the film, and "The Kite Runner's" Marc Foster can direct.

Even Oprah bought into this story. Check out her website that labeled the Rosenblat's romance as, "Love Lessons from Amazing Couples."

But it all came to a crashing halt Saturday, when Berkley Books said um, no!

Rosenblat's motivation? According to the Associated Press:

"I wanted to bring happiness to people," said Rosenblat, who now lives in the Miami area. "I brought hope to a lot of people. My motivation was to make good in this world."


You know what? Come to think of it? Scrap the cinematic scope of their false romance. Let's make a book, and perhaps a movie, about this couple, who wants to bring hope to the world, that they go on great lengths, even lie, just to bring smiles to everyone!

That sounds like a great plot, maybe Oprah would like to produce it?

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