Second Holocaust love story book canceled


(JTA) — A second book based on a fabricated Holocaust love story has been recalled.

A newly released children’s book, "Angel Girl," was pulled from bookstore shelves Tuesday by the Lerner Publishing Group, which specializes in children’s books, Reuters reported.

The book was based on the life of Herman Rosenblat, 79, who claimed that a woman he met on a blind date in New York 12 years after World War II and later married was the same person who, as a Jewish child in hiding during the Holocaust, disguised herself as a Christian farm girl and tossed apples to him over the fence of a sub-camp of Buchenwald.

He wrote a memoir about his experiences called "Angel at the Fence" that was to be published in February by a division of Penguin Books. His contract was canceled earlier this week when it became clear he had fabricated the story.

Rosenblat and his wife Roma Radzicki Rosenblat recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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