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United States Confirms Recovery Of Missing Nazi Diary


Alfred Rosenberg was executed for Nazi war crimes in 1946.

Alfred Rosenberg was executed for Nazi war crimes in 1946.

U.S. officials have confirmed the recovery of the wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a Nazi party official and key adviser to Adolf Hitler.

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department were joining representatives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 13 to discuss the recovery of some 400 handwritten pages from the diary.

Rosenberg was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg trials after World War II and executed in 1946.

His diary was among documents kept by a U.S. government lawyer at the Nuremberg trials who died in 1993.

he Holocaust Museum says the discovery will give scholars new insight into the politics of Nazi leaders and fulfills the museum’s goal of continuing to uncover "evidence from perpetrators of the Holocaust."


Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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