Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) —  A local man who wrote a discredited memoir on meeting his wife at a World War II sub-camp has died.

READ MORE: SeaWorld Orlando Transfers 4 Manatee Calves To Ohio For Treatment

Officials at Levitt Weinstein Eternal Light Funeral Service say Herman Rosenblat died Feb. 5th, and was buried Feb. 8th in Hollywood, Florida. He was 85.

In 2008 Berkley Books cancelled Rosenblat’s memoir, “Angel at the Fence,” after he acknowledged he and his wife of 50 years did not meet — as they said for years — at a sub-camp of Buchenwald, where she allegedly sneaked him food.

READ MORE: 'Sick To My Stomach': Dollar Tree Fanatics Protest New $1.25 Prices

Historical records show Rosenblat was indeed imprisoned at Buchenwald and other camps. However, the love story was discredited following allegations by scholars, friends and family members that it was untrue.

Rosenblat lived in North Miami Beach with his wife Roma.

MORE NEWS: Add Over-The-Counter Medicine To List Of Growing Shortages

(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)