Rosenberg Diary : "The Most Revealing Nazi Documents Ever Found"

Published: 2016-12-17

The recovery of the Rosenberg Diary was announced with great fanfare in June 2013.  The documents had been stolen from the Court records of the Nuremberg Tribunal by the notorious Robert Kempner, aka the Thief of Nuremberg.  After years of searching, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Justice  recovered 425 loose pages  covering the period from Spring 1936 to Winter 1944.  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum senior archivist, Henry Mayer, announced that these writings could be "the most revealing Nazi documents ever found."  So, what did they reveal?

Smoking Gun?

"The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich," by David Kinney and Robert Wittman purports to give the answer. Kinney's website posted a declaration that, "This volume cannot be recommended too highly.   It is another smoking gun with which to condemn the Third Reich..."  Kinney is a journalist.  Whitman is an ex-FBI agent who played a part in the recovery of the filched Diary. He is president of Robert Wittman Inc., "a Security and Recovery Consulting firm." 

Of the two authors, Wittman seems more candid.  In an interview, he came clean and admitted,

There is no place in the diary where we have Rosenberg or Hitler saying that the Jews should be exterminated,”... “All it said was ‘move them out of Europe.’ ”

There is also a brief statement in the book at page 174,

"For all his public rants against Jews, Rosenberg rarely dwelled on the central Nazi obsession when he picked up his fountain pen and  added to his growing private diary."   

This comment was immediately followed with, "It was though he [Rosenberg] considered it a topic barely worth considering, a battle all but won with the Nazi takeover."  But this spin makes no sense: When the National Socialists gained control of the government, they needed to consider what policies they were going to implement: Quite the opposite of what Kinney and Wittman suggest.  Other than this explanation there is no discussion of why the "central Nazi obsession" was missing from Rosenberg's private diary:  A strange lacuna given the subject of the book. 

Rosenberg made the following statement at Nuremberg:

The thought of a physical annihilation of Slavs and Jews, that is to say, the actual murder of entire peoples, has never entered my mind and I most certainly did not advocate it in any way. I was of the opinion that the existing Jewish question would have to be solved by the creation of a minority right, by emigration, or by settling the Jews in a national territory over a ten-year period of time.

Everything in his Diary supports Rosenberg. 

 Alfred Rosenberg

The Diary on Line

The recovered "Diary" consists of 425 loose-leaf pages in Rosenberg's elegant handwriting and some pages typed on the back of official German stationery.  Rosenberg's entries from 1934 to 1935 are held separately at the National Archives and Records Administration.   The pages of the Diary can be seen on-line at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Confirmation of Revisionist Claims

The Rosenberg Diary is an important confirmation of the research of David Irving and Revisionist scholars showing that there was never an order or planning by Hitler for the mass murder of Jewish Europeans.   

No wonder “the most revealing Nazi documents ever found" have been consigned to the Memory Hole by the Believer establishment.  

Additional information about this document
Property Value
Author(s): David Merlin
Title: Rosenberg Diary : "The Most Revealing Nazi Documents Ever Found"
Published: 2016-12-17
First posted on CODOH: Dec. 17, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
Last revision:
Appears In: