Press: Burdens of Bad Judgment

Condemnation and a new suspect in the Hitler diary fraud

Doubts about authenticity are over, but debate about how and why the faked Adolf Hitler diaries came to be published has grown ever more bitter. Two top editors have resigned from Stem, the West German photo weekly that purveyed the forgeries; the reporter who acquired the 62 volumes for the magazine was dismissed and sued for fraud; the Nazi memento dealer who allegedly supplied the diaries and who was suspected of fabricating them surrendered to police in Hamburg. After devoting 80 pages in two previous issues to Hitler, Stern offered a...

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