WWII memoir a hoax

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Kyt, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    A rather pathetic story about a rather pathetic woman.

    Nation & World | Horrific WWII memoir a hoax | Seattle Times Newspaper


    'Wolf woman' invents Holocaust survival tale - Telegraph
  2. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Pathetic does seem to be a good description!
  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    its sad, that she had to invent a fantasy of her life. I am sure the story of her parents in the Belguim resistence would have been good enough.
  4. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Guest

    Pathetic would be an appropriate term. I would still be weary of the story even if I hadn't been aware of the fact it was fake.

    Seriously.... protected by a pack of wolves? :eek:hwell:
  5. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    In ancient Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were raised by a she wolf!
  6. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Guest

    Ah, good point morse....Touchette. :fencing:

    I can accept Roman mythology for what it is.

    ....Nevertheless, I don't see how the reader could take what this

    women wrote and seriously believe it. :noidea:
  7. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    I suppose we would all be astounded as to what "normal" people read and believe.
  8. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    This is it, if you look at the vast amount of books or even films that have been produced on history or as "true stories" and have passed into the collective mind by were in fact flawed.

    For example, I got the video of "we were soliders" with Mel Gibson which was based on a "true story, and it came to the scene were Joe Galloway turns up. Something clicked and a litle voice said that was wrong! I then went to "The Shining Lie" by Neil Sheenan and in it he talks about landing at LZ Xray with Joe and another correspondent. I then went on the internet and downloaded the After Action report on the battle and finally managed to get a copy of the book. Now the video is kept at the bottom of a pile and seen as being a good adventure movie!

    So, I think it is worth having a slightly cynical view when reading or even ffor that matter, watching news reports and newspapers!

    I thought just occured to me, is there not a thread about "The long Walk" about the man who walked from captivity to freedom via india and persia, and nw it seems that a researcher could not find any trace of him at the places he was suppossed to have visited in his travels.
  9. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    BBC NEWS | Magazine | Walking the talk?
  10. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

  11. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    It's amazing that some people feel the need to make stuff up when they could just as easily write about someone who is unsung - that woman's parents for example.

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