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Konrad Kujau
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    (June 27, 1938-September 12, 2000)
    Born in Lobau, Germany
    Artist and forger
    Created the Hitler diaries (1983)
    Sentenced to 42 months in prison for forgery and embezzlement
    He fled from East to West Germany after a warrant was issued for his arrest for stealing from a youth club (1957).
    While operating a bar, he was arrested for forging lunch vouchers.
    He illegally imported Nazi memorabilia from East Germany.
    He added a sideline of forging paintings and adding Hitler's signature.
    Autograph expert Kenneth Rendell called his Hitler diaries 'bad forgeries but a great hoax.'
    Carrying on the family tradition, his grandniece was arrested for forging his signature onto cheap copies of paintings (2006).
    He spent much of his youth in orphanages due to his parents' poverty.
    He and his wife ran a successful office cleaning business.
    After serving his time for the Hitler diaries, he set up a business selling 'genuine fakes' -- paintings in the style of famous artists.
    He appeared on TV as a forgery expert.

Credit: C. Fishel

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