Konrad Kujau's Hitler Diaries
As the news spread, many were shocked to learn that the diaries portrayed a much different Hitler than what was previously understood. The Hitler that filled the pages of the diary was much more affable than historical accounts depicted him to be. There were entries in the diary, which suggested that Hitler had little, if anything, to do with the 1938 Nazi riot against the Jews known as the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass). Conversely, historical accounts suggested that Hitler actually orchestrated and commanded the vicious rampage that caused so much destruction and ended so many innocent lives.
Moreover, the diary entries further suggested that Hitler had little, if any, knowledge of the horrific events that took place in many of the concentration camps scattered throughout
Surprisingly, many historians and experts were so caught up in the fervor of the discovery that they inadvertently disregarded important inconsistencies within the diaries. Yet, there were those who werent so easily swayed by the ensuing enthusiasm and were surprised, even distressed by the diaries content. Skeptics wondered how anyone could have overlooked or fallen for such obvious nonsense. They refused to accept the new image of Hitler that was being exemplified in the diaries and in the media. Thus, the news of the discovery and the diaries content prompted as much disbelief and skepticism as it did credence.