Alfred Rosenberg Diaries Available Online

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The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has published sections of Alfred Rosenberg’s diaries on their website. The diaries were used as evidence at the Nuremburg trials, after which they vanished from the public eye. Earlier this year the US Government was able to track the diaries down and reassert their ownership of the Rosenberg diaries: US forces had seized them towards the end of the war.


The diaries are of importance to Historians of the Holocaust. Rosenberg was a confidant of Adolf Hitler and as such his diaries may reveal new information about the workings of Hitlers mind and the decision making process.

At the moment only early sections of the diary are available online, in German. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum plans to upload the remainder of the diary in 2014. Their website says that an English translation is under consideration.

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