- 06.11.13 11:05 AM EDT
Alfred Rosenberg was a close confidant of Hitler and a leader among the Nazis who was hanged and convicted in the Nuremburg trials. His diary, which was lost at the trials, was recovered on Monday revealing new insights into the inner-workings of one of the most destructive and organized governments in history.
The 400 pages reveal new details of plans for occupying the Soviet Union, exterminating Jews and tensions within the ranks of high-powered officials. The papers are currently with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington where they are being analyzed.