Real Fakes 'Hitler Diaries' Reporter Wants Them Back

In 1983, Stern magazine stunned the world by saying it had found Adolf Hitler's diaries. Unfortunately, they were fake. Now Gerd Heidemann, the reporter who discovered them, wants the diaries back, citing a clause in his original contract.
Gerd Heidemann presenting a volume of 'Hitler's diaries' at a news conference in Hamburg in April 1983.

Gerd Heidemann presenting a volume of 'Hitler's diaries' at a news conference in Hamburg in April 1983.

Foto: THOMAS GRIMM/ ASSOCIATED PRESS
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