The Joseph Hirt Story: Twenty Years as a Fake Auschwitz-Survivor

Joseph Hirt’s fraudulent use of this image from Dachau contributed greatly to his undoing.

A retired school psychologist takes up a second career as a Holocaust survivor. Nobody seems to find it strange that he had never claimed to have been in Auschwitz before, and even the people who see that parts of his story are impossible do not question it. He is invited to speak at public schools, church-groups, and civic organizations, inflicting nightmares on his audiences and being paid for it. For twenty years he gets away with itbut no more.

Read about it on CODOH.

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