publication date: Monday, December 29, 2008 (part of Round XXXVII)

category: Hoaxes

clue: Lately, the authenticity of the Holocaust memoir has really gone to the wolves.

explanation: Defonseca (born Monique de Wael) wrote Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, an autobiography in which she claimed to have survived the Holocaust by becoming a feral child and running with wolves. She admitted the hoax in February 2008 after mounting criticism. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Jerry Mathis, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Samuel Franklin, and Peter Wilhelm

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