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Wanted: The Next Herman Rosenblat

By Eleanor Goldberg

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Herman Rosenblat certainly wasn’t the first to fake a Holocaust memoir, and since it’s unlikely that he’ll be the last, Heeb magazine is soliciting such “talent” before Oprah inadvertently gets her hands on them.

The magazine recently unveiled its Fake Holocaust Memoir Competition — soliciting would-be authors to pen their very own faux first person Holocaust tale. The panel is accepting submissions until April 1; the winner will be announced on April 21, which, not coincidentally, is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The winning entry will be published in the subsequent issue of the quarterly magazine. Not quite “Oprah,” but still…

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