But scholars, some of whom were quoted in a recent story by The New
Republic, have been highly skeptical, saying the layout of the camp -
Schlieben, a sub-camp of Buchenwald - made it virtually impossible that
Rosenblat could have approached the fence without being spotted.
"Some serious historians as well as other historical sleuths have done some
pretty serious research on this story," Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of
Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, wrote on her blog
on Dec. 15.
"There are also survivors who are very upset about this story. They just
don't believe it."
Author, publisher defend disputed Holocaust memoir
By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer .
NEW YORK - The author and publisher of a disputed Holocaust memoir defended
the book's story of love between two survivors, but also called it a work of
memory and not of scholarship.
"This is my personal story as I remember it," Herman Rosenblat said in a
statement issued Thursday through Berkley Books, which will release his
"Angel at the Fence" in February.