Konrad Kujau, 62, who admitted forging the bogus "Hitler...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 17, 2000

Konrad Kujau, 62, who admitted forging the bogus "Hitler diaries" published in 1983 by Stern magazine, died of stomach cancer Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany. The gallery owner and painter gained notoriety 17 years ago, after it was revealed he had counterfeited 60 volumes purported to be the personal diaries of Adolf Hitler.

The forgeries were excerpted in Stern, which paid $4.8 million for the volumes, believing them to be authentic. Experts soon denounced them as crude fakes. Mr. Kujau was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for fraud in 1985.

William Clements Warren, 91, a former dean of Columbia University Law School who helped transform the institution into a modern school, died Monday in Ridgewood, N.J. Mr. Warren is credited with improving the New York school's scholarship offerings and building a more diversified student body during his tenure as dean from 1952 to 1970.

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