German blogger who fabricated circle of relatives’s Holocaust account observed dead

A German historian who becomes stripped of a “Golden Blogger” award amid revelations that she had faked an own family Holocaust history has been determined useless at age 31, according to a report.
Marie Sophie Hingst turned into determined lifeless in her Dublin, Ireland, domestic on July 17, in line with the Times of Israel. The cause of demise has not been decided but police stated no foul play is suspected.
The German Der Spiegel magazine last month pronounced that Hingst sent 22 pages of testimony from made-up people to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial, in 2013.

She mentioned her “circle of relatives” in her weblog, “Read on My Dear, Read On,” which she later removed.
Hingst “sought to establish close ties to the Jewish community,” the mag reported. “She moderated panel discussions for the Association for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, she works for the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg and he or she became involved within the Jewish Society at Trinity College.”

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Der Spiegel editor Martin Doerry wrote: “This sort of con job won’t be a criminal offense consistent with se, however, it’s far despite the fact that scandalous. Inventing Holocaust sufferers is largely a mockery of all those who truly have been tortured and killed with the aid of the Nazis.”
Archivists from the German metropolis of Stralsund who study the weblog investigated Hingst’s biography and knowledgeable Der Spiegel that she had a Protestant heritage — and that few of her named relatives had honestly existed, the Times of Israel said.

“I strongly deny all accusations made with the aid of Der Spiegel. I have by no means falsified something,” Hingst advised The University Times, an Irish newspaper, in a declaration.
Derry, who currently met with Hingst in Dublin, said that although she to begin with denied his allegations, she later admitted that she had made up the family history and claimed her weblog was simply literature.
Reporter Derek Scally, who interviewed Hingst for the Times of Ireland, stated it changed into clean to him that she suffered from mental illness.

Hingst — who had earned a diploma in history at Trinity College in Dublin and turned into running for the excessive-tech employer Intel — advised him that she felt she had been “skinned alive.”