Well, they're all talking now. Herman Rosenblat's agent Andrea Hurst just emailed her statement regarding the canceled memoir, Angel at the Fence:
"It is with heavy heart that I share what I learned today from my
client, Herman Rosenblat, about his book, Angel at the Fence. Herman
revealed to me that part of his memoir was not true. He'd invented the
crux of this amazing love story--about the girl at the fence who threw
him an apple--which drew my attention when I read it in a major
magazine two years ago. All of the story about Herman in the
concentration camps and the love and survival of him and his brothers,
he states is true. For a personal statement from Herman please check www.angelatthefence.com."
understand why Berkley has chosen to withdraw publication of this book.
Like millions of others who read this story or saw Herman and Roma on
Oprah, I never for a moment questioned the authenticity of the widely
circulated story. I know that everyone who has worked so hard with
Herman this past year is as stunned and disappointed as I am that this
story of hope has such a sad ending."