[2016 June] Holocaust Lies: Horror Fiction Presented as Fact (Part 1) One of the earliest attempts to pull the wool over the eyes of the public was Jerzy Kosinki’s The Painted Bird (1965), a book that can be described as “sadomasochistic Holocaust horror fiction disguised as fact.” The book, now admitted to be a novel, purports to be an autobiographical account of young Jerzy’s wanderings as a child through rural Poland during World War II. Passed off as an autobiographical memoir, The Painted Bird, it turns out, was either a plagiarism or cobbled together by a ghost writer at Kosinki’s publisher. Apparently, at the time of writing the book, the degenerate Polish author could barely speak English. “Kosinski was in many respects a fake,” M.A. Orthofer, one of his acquaintances, noted. “He liked to pretend he was someone he wasn’t. He plagiarized and forged left and right.” This vicious, sexually perverted novel, an example of Holocaust horror fiction at its worst, went on to become an international bestseller. Translated into several languages, it finally became a basic Holocaust text book, diligently studied in schools and universities throughout the world.