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The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
~ H. L. Mencken
Originally posted by reticledc
A good story wins every time.
Holocaust Faker Speaks Out (click to access video interview)
Oprah Winfrey called it the "greatest love story" she'd ever had on her show.
Herman Rosenblat received international attention for his tale about being a hungry little boy in a Nazi concentration camp who was thrown apples every day by a little girl named Roma, on the other side of the fence.
Years later, according to the story, Rosenblat met that same girl on a blind date in New York City and proposed to her on the spot.
The only problem was, Rosenblat's story, which he and his wife had been telling for 13 years, was a lie.
Six weeks ago Holocaust scholars proved that it was physically impossible for prisoners to approach the fence at the concentration camp where Herman was kept and that Roma's family was actually 200 miles away at the time.