Why would a gentile fake being a Jew?
How about for fame and money. Since Jews love to promote other Jews, that old in-group solidarity is something a smart con artist might exploit.
What did the fake Jew, fake Holocaust survivor draw? Well, images of the Holocaust, of course.
Excerpt from DW via archive.is
Born in 1939 in Recklinghausen, in the Ruhr area, Rosemarie Koczy had been living in the US since the mid-1980s until her death in 2007.
The artist presented herself as a Jew who had survived two concentration camps, as she claimed in her memoir published in 2009.
However, through an exhibition of more than 100 of her works bequeathed to the city of Recklinghausen, her life story was revealed to have be forged, as reported by German public radio broadcasters Deutschland Funk and WDR on Wednesday.
Different documents prove forgery
Her name does not appear in lists of camp prisoners, said the director of the city’s archives Matthias Kordes.
Her birth certificate was also found, he explained, and it indicated that her parents and grandparents were Catholics — and not Hungarian Jews as she claimed. “She also had a Catholic baptism,” Kordes added.
The artist further claimed to have been deported to the Traunstein concentration camp, one of Dachau’s subcamps. “That camp was exclusively for men. There weren’t any children there,” the archive director pointed out.
The director of the Kunsthalle Recklingausen museum, Hans-Jürgen Schwalm, defended the artist’s reputation. “She left behind a serious body of work,” he said. She was successful in the 1970s, but never profited from her false identity, which she first began to publicize in the 1990s, the museum director added.
No one knows what drove her to portray herself as a Holocaust victim, Schwalm added.
On show in major museums for her Holocaust memorials
Works by Rosemarie Koczy are part of the collections of the Guggenheim Museum in New York as well as Yad Vashem’s, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Her works are however not part of Yad Vashem’s permanent exhibition nor are they currently on display.
“Her works are part of the Yad Vashem Art Collection which contains art created before, during and after the Holocaust by Holocaust victims, survivors and artists who felt inclined to relate to the Shoah,” spokesperson Simmy Allen told DW in a written statement.
“Regardless of Koczy’s contested status as a survivor, her art is a response to the Holocaust and the works continue to be relevant to our collection which is where they shall remain.”
Ink drawings from her series “I Weave You a Shroud,” which pays tribute to Holocaust victims, are at the center of the current exhibition at the Kunsthalle Recklingausen. It is on show through November 19.
Georg Möller, historian and Recklinghausen city councilor, started suspecting her forged identity after he initiated an online memorial book. His research led him to find out that Rosemarie Koczy had a difficult childhood in a dysfunctional family, spending periods in a children’s home in Münsterland.
And so another Holocaust survival story is proven beyond any doubt that it was fake.
I believe that Jewish Holocaust survivors qualify for payments from Germany. Mix in the lure of fame with the lure of money and you have another Holohoax story.