German Magazine “Der Stern” Claims The “Hitler Diaries” Had Been Found-This Day 1983

On this day in 1983 the German magazine “Der Stern” claimed  that the “Hitler Diaries” had been found in wreckage in East Germany. The diaries of course were subsequently revealed to be forgeries. The magazine had paid nearly 9 million German marks for the sixty small books plus a ‘special volume’ about Rudolf Hess’s flight to United Kingdom. The ‘diaries’ covered the years 1932-45.