The Daily Pick

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Surviving with Wolves (and other animals):

I ran across this story first on the Weekend Stubble. Misha Defonseca was awarded over 22 million dollars by a Massacusetts court this month for monies due from her book Surviving with Wolves. Her publisher had not honored the contract of her best-selling European book, and the court awarded her triple damages.

Surviving with Wolves is a true-life account of Misha's experience during WWII and the Holocaust. She left her Belgium home at the age of seven and traveled all the way to Russia. Along the way she was adopted by two different packs of wolves.

That's a great story, I thought. And then, like Paul Collins (at Weekend Stubble) I thought "Raised by Wolves? What the hey?" And I also wondered how a child would go from Belgium to Russia, mostly alone, during WWII.

I don't have an answer to the second question, though I haven't read the book. I'm less skeptical about it though, as some research on the first question "Are children really cared for by wolves?" was addressed in a site called No joke. Dozens of examples of abandoned children aided by wolves, monkeys, even ostriches. Are these true? Some of them seem well-documented. Judge for yourself. Definitely a very intriguing read.

More about Misha's story here.
posted by The Daily Pick at 10:04 AM


I have just read a shortened version of the book and found it an extremely convincing and harrowing read.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:14 AM  
Pardon my language, but,

Are you fucking kidding me?

A 7 year old walks from Belguim to Russia???
Lives with wolves????
Awarded 22 MILLION DOLLARS????

this person is a liar and a swindler

I feel pity for all who cannot look beyond the emotional pull of a Holocaust story and call this for what it is: bullshit.

Thank you.
Anonymous Kevin, at 1:08 PM  
Her real name is Monique De Wael !!

She is a BIG LIAR !!!

She is NOT Jewish !!!

The wolve story is a FAKE !!!
Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:21 AM  
What about the $22 million dollars? How about a Tripple refund to all of the suckers who bought into her fantasy? I bet Oprah was hook, line and sucker for this fabrication.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:50 PM  
Does that mean that her pussy smells like a wolfs? Owwwooooooo. No, probably like a Belguim waffle and beer.
Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:56 PM  
Throw that money grubbing woman to the wolves. Even Disney dropped the rights to this fabrication. Livid!
Blogger Anemi Easy, at 8:54 PM  
Unforgivable to call it a "true life story"! She should be penalised by having to return some of her millions, which should be given to true homeless children!!
Apart from the shameful deceit, it is a great story, symbolic of true events which took place during the horrific Nazi regime!
Blogger mamaluchka, at 3:20 AM  

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