Top Nazi's Long-Lost Diary Found ... in Buffalo

Rosenberg papers to shed new light on Third Reich
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2013 2:14 AM CDT
Updated Jun 10, 2013 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – The secrets of top Hitler aide Alfred Rosenberg may soon be revealed, 67 years after he ended up at the end of a rope for his leading role in the Holocaust. Some 400 pages from Rosenberg's diary vanished after the Nuremberg war crimes trials where he was sentenced to death, and they have now been rediscovered at the upstate New York home of an academic linked to a Nuremberg prosecutor, Reuters reports.

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Rosenberg, one of the key architects of Nazi ideology, also directed the looting of art across Europe. The diary "sheds new light on a number of important issues relating to the Third Reich's policy," including tensions between top-level Nazis, according to a preliminary analysis by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "The diary will be an important source of information to historians that complements, and in part contradicts, already known documentation," the assessment states. (Read more Alfred Rosenberg stories.)

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