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U.S. Holocaust museum gets long lost diary from top Hitler aide

Alfred Rosenberg was a top aid to Adolf Hitler. The diary he kept during World War II was a key piece of evidence in the Nuremberg trials. But the 400-page loose leaf diary was eventually thought lost, and remained lost for 70 years, until now… It was handed over to the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington on Tuesday. The rediscovery of this importance document can't be overstated, says museum historian Jurgen Mathaus. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JURGEN MATTHAUS, UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HISTORIAN, SAYING: "The persecution of Jews was going through a massive transformation; from massive persecution to annihilation. The very area that he was in charge of is the area where the Holocaust as we know it -- meaning the systematic murder of all Jewish men, women and children -- happened first. When the Nuremberg trials were over, the diary disappeared. One of the prosecuting attorneys, it turned out, secretly kept it. But it went missing fr

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