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Today In Bad Day History: The 'Hitler Diary'01:55
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Hans Booms, right, president of the West German Federal Archives and Dr. Louis Ferdinand Werner member of the Federal Criminal Office hold copies of the faked Hitler diaries at a press conference in Koblenz, West Germany, Friday May 6, 1983. (Kurt Strumpf/AP)
Hans Booms, right, president of the West German Federal Archives and Dr. Louis Ferdinand Werner member of the Federal Criminal Office hold copies of the faked Hitler diaries at a press conference in Koblenz, West Germany, Friday May 6, 1983. (Kurt Strumpf/AP)
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Here & Now’s Robin Young continues our look at bad days in history with Michael Farquhar, author of “Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year.”

On this date in 1983, the German news magazine Stern discovered that the purported diaries of Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler, which they had paid millions of dollars for, were actually forgeries.

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This segment aired on May 6, 2015.

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