WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Tuesday, a diary kept by a close confidant of Adolph Hitler was transferred to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents seized the diary by leading member of the Third Reich and of the Nazi Party during World War II Alfred Rosenberg in Wilmington, Del., following an investigation. Read more about the seizure and hear more about the diary entries from officials here: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=262771

Scholars studied the "Rosenberg Diary" and now the public will be able to see it.

"The finding and return of the Rosenberg Diary is one more small but significant step towards a full and complete understanding of the depraved mindset of those responsible for the mass killing of Jewish people and ethnic groups during World War II," said U.S. Attorney Charles M. Oberly III, District of Delaware, in a press release on Tuesday.

"The Museum encourages people to think about why the Holocaust happened and how it was possible in such an advanced society," said U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield. "The Rosenberg diary will add to our understanding of the ideas that animated the extremist ideology of Nazism. We are grateful to our partners at ICE who helped us secure this important piece of history, a significant addition in our urgent efforts to rescue the evidence of the Holocaust."

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