„Některé příběhy jsou pravdivé, i když se nikdy nestaly“ aneb proč si někdo vymýšlí příběhy o holokaustu.
Why would any writer make up stories about the Holocaust?
Proč by si kterýkoli spisovatel vymýšlel příběhy o holokaustu? Melissa Katsoulis prozkoumala nejbizardnější skuliny literárních podvodů.
The Independent, 16. říjen 2009
Researching a book about literary hoaxes led me to investigate a sub-section of the misery-memoir genre which often left me reeling in amazement: the Holocaust hoaxers. Special privilege must be given to those increasingly few witness-writers who survived the Second World War in Europe, but they have certain duties too.
It is their right to write how and when they want (perhaps many decades later, if they are ready) and, as with Elie Wiesel, with their own definitions of truth and fiction. It was he who said that „Some stories are true that never happened.“
However, those memoirists who think that they can pretend they were there when they weren’t ought to remember that hijacking the experiences of others for selfish ends will only end in ignominy. Their motivations were, as so often in life and letters, a combination of pain, hope and greed, and they were emboldened by a marketplace in thrall to the misery memoir.
– pokračování: Writers Who Make Up Stories About the Holocaust