moderated Re: "Unorthodox" - 2015 film about a college year spent in Israel and another, 2020 a wife, 19, flees to Berlin from Satmar Williamsburg #germany #usa #israel


There are youtube videos with the author Deborah Feldman, who now lives in Germany.  This book does not at all seem to have been a hoax.  That rumor may have been started by members of the Chassidic group that she left.

As to the show on Netflix:  to the best of my understanding, the scenes that dealt with her time as a member of the community were based on the book, the scenes that deal with the time after she left that community are fictional.
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

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