Press: Hitler's Diaries: Real or Fake?

West Germany's Stern battles skeptics and former allies

Though word of the story had spread for several days, the blood-red banner headline was startling. Proclaimed West Germany's raffish picture magazine Stern: HITLER'S DIARIES DISCOVERED. To trumpet its acquisition of 62 volumes dated from 1932 to 1945, the entire span of Hitler's Third Reich, Stern (circ. 1.87 million) summoned more than 200 print and television reporters from around the world to its art deco headquarters in Hamburg. There, at a self-congratulatory three-hour press conference, Editor in Chief Peter Koch announced: "I am 100%...

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