FLASHBACK: Disputed Holocaust Memoir Withdrawn

For more than a year the publishers of a slender 155-page memoir of a young Latvian Jewish orphan's early life of struggle in two concentration camps stood firm against accusations that the memories of terror were nothing more than vivid fantasies.

But today the German publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag, which had once vigorously defended the author, Binjamin Wilkomirksi, announced with expressions of pity that it was withdrawing from stores all hardcover copies of the book, ''Fragments.'' It was acting on information in a historian's 100-page confidential report that had recently been presented to it that concluded that Mr. Wilkomirski had not been a Jewish orphan but a Swiss-born child named Bruno Doessekker.

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