The long-missing diary of Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg, a close confidant of Adolf Hitler, was discovered in 2013 after a federal investigation. In December 2013, the papers were turned over to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
These are details of a page from the Rosenberg Diary. On Nov. 7, 2013, the diary was photographed and scanned at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Del., under Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement supervision.
Rosenberg was a leading Nazi ideologue. It is hoped that his papers could shed light on how and why the Holocaust happened.
The diary consists of about 400 pages and covers 1936 through 1944.
The diary was seized at a home in upstate New York in April 2013. It was originally brought to the United States by German-born American lawyer Robert Kempner, who served as a prosecutor during the Nuremberg trials.
Sign up for the Live Science daily newsletter now
Get the world’s most fascinating discoveries delivered straight to your inbox.