The Apple by Penelope J. Holt, slated for release the first week of September, focuses on the Herman Rosenblat Holocaust hoax. You might remember Rosenblat as the Holocaust survivor whose memoir was a love story centering on a young girl who threw apples over the fence of the camp where his family was held captive. He claimed this young girl's actions helped him to survive. However, it was revealed that the story of the girl with the apples wasn't true.
In The Apple, Holt researches the Rosenblat story, detailing the things he witnessed during the war and aiming to determine the reasons why he embellished the facts. She pulls in other Holocaust resources from books like The Diary of Anne Frank to movies like Schindler's List.
I haven't read this book yet, but there's a review copy making its way to me. I remember reading about Rosenblat before the hoax was revealed, and I remember how disappointed I was when the scandal broke. I can't wait to read the fruits of Holt's research.
If you're interested in The Apple, Lisa Kerber from York House Press says 5 signed copies are up for grabs. Here are the details:
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