Stern (English: “Star”) is a weekly news magazine published in Germany by Gruner + Jahr, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann. Its founder in 1948 was Henri Nannen. In the first quarter of 2006, its print run was 1.019 million copies and it reached 7.84 million readers according to Media-Analyse. It is notorious internationally for publishing the Hitler Diaries in its April 28th edition of 1983. Scientific examination soon proved them forgeries.