To the Editors:
Hitler's odious power to spellbind an audience has wreaked havoc once again in the furor over the fake diaries [May 16]. Even in death, Hitler has destroyed the reputation and credibility of gullible historians and editors, most notably those at the magazine Stern. All it took was a forger for the Fűhrer to bask in the limelight yet another time. Had the diaries proved authentic, then collectors would have been at one another's throats to own the journals of a man who caused such worldwide suffering.
Christina Marion Rieger North Little Rock, Ark.
When such historians as Hugh Trevor-Roper and...