06/05/1983 The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax
6th May 1983: The Hitler Diaries proven to be forgeries
1983: The Diary of Hitler
The Hitler Diaries
Robert Harris on Selling Hitler - the Guardian
The Hitler Diaries were a series of sixty volumes of journals purportedly written by Adolf Hitler, but forged by Konrad Kujau between 1981 and 1983. Rigorous forensic analysis confirmed that the diaries were fakes. Kujau and Heidemann spent time in prison for their parts in the fraud, and several newspaper editors lost their jobs.
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