It is not actually reality, but my reality, my way of surviving
March 2, 2008 5:45 AM Subscribe
"I ask forgiveness to all who felt betrayed."
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A Belgian writer has admitted
that she made up her best-selling memoir and that she did not trek 1,900 miles as a child across Europe with a pack of wolves in search of her deported parents during World War II. More at Slate
. Here's an excellent portal about feral children
Misha Defonseca's book, "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years
," was translated into 18 languages and made into a feature film
According to Wikipedia
: Her real name is Monique de Wael and she is not Jewish; while she still says her parents were taken away by the Nazis, she says that she did not leave her home during the war to find them, as the book depicts. In a statement released through her lawyers to the Brussels newspaper Le Soir Defonseca/de Wael said that the story of "Misha" "is not actual reality, but was my reality, my way of surviving" and that there were moments when she "found it difficult to differentiate between what was real and what was part of my imagination."