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Monday, 23 January 2012

Auschwitz Faker Confesses

An historian who sparked a world-wide war crimes investigation after claiming to have found a cache of secret SS documents buried at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz has confessed it was just a hoax to plug his new book.

Shamed Mieczyslaw Boyko had claimed he'd found three crates of previously undiscovered official papers buried underneath the Polish concentration camp and triggered a massive hunt for two Germans he claimed to have been working for.

Virtually no German military staff records were ever found at Auschwitz and were believed to have been destroyed by the Nazis as Allied forces took Poland during the final months of World War II.

Now Boyko has confessed he dreamed up the stunt to promote his latest work.

"It was part of plan to promote a new book," he told local media after police called off the search.

German Herald

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