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Jennifer Ellis Seitz, the woman who went missing from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico, might have jumped overboard, her family believes. Seitz, a Florida journalist, was reported missing by her husband about eight hours after a surveillance camera captured a person falling overboard on Christmas night. Authorities are still investigating whether someone could have pushed her. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for Seitz, but Mexican authorities said they planned to search until tomorrow. AP

The publication of a holocaust memoir called “Angel at the Fence” has been canceled after its author, Herman Rosenblat, admitted the story was false. Rosenblat, a holocaust survivor, claimed that when he was a prisoner at a concentration camp at age 12 a little girl helped him survive by throwing apples to him over a fence. He said he later met the same girl on a blind date and the two married. The story inspired a children’s book, two appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show, a movie deal and memoir in the works and countless interviews. But one historian recently raised red flags and in a statement Rosenbalt admitted his version of history was fiction. CBSNews.com

Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth on Saturday to a healthy 7 lb., 7 oz., baby boy in Palmer, Alaska. The baby’s name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. People.com

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  1. This hoax is a tragedy. The Rosenblats have hurt Jews all over and given support to those who deny the holocaust. I don’t understand why Atlantic Pictures is still proceeding to make a film based on a lie. I also don’t understand how Oprah could have publicized this story, especially after James Frey and given that many bloggers like Deborah Lipstadt said in 2007 that the Rosenblat’s story couldn’t be true.
    There are so many other worthwhile projects based on genuine love stories from the Holocaust. My favorite is the one about Dina Gottliebova Babbitt – the beautiful young art student who painted Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on the children’s barracks at Auschwitz. This painting became the reason Dina and her Mother survived Auschwitz. After the end of the war, Dina applied for an art job in Paris. Unbeknownst to Dina, her interviewer was the lead animator on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. They fell in love and got married. Now that’s a romantic love story! I also admire Dina for her tremendous courage to paint the mural in the first place. Painting the mural for the children caused her to be taken to Dr. Mengele, the Angel of Death. She thought she was going to be gassed, but bravely she stood up to Mengele and he made her his portrait painter, saving herself and her mother from the gas chamber.

    Also, Dina’s story has been verified as true. Some of the paintings she did for Mengele in Auschwitz survived the war and are at the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum. The story of her painting the mural of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the children’s barrack has been corroborated by many other Auschwitz prisoners, and of course her love and marriage to the animator of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the Disney movie after the war in Paris is also documented.

    Why wasn’t the Rosenblatt’s story checked out before it was published and picked up to have the movie made?? I would like to see true and wonderful stories like Dina’s be publicized, not these hoax tales that destroy credibility and trust.

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