(Posting on history vs his story; by one NEB)
History (read: his story) is written by the winner. Whatever the winner writes and however they write it (even as a fiction in a fictitious way) is taken to be the truth. This can be by the conquerer (the government in place) or any party associated with them. For example, so much do they hate Nazi (and we know how Nazi and its leader Adolf Hitler came to en end) that they made a movie about it in which they suggest that Adolf Hitler and his notorious gang should’ve been killed in this theatre in France some time during their occupation of the country. The movie is dubbed the ‘Inglourious Basterds’, featuring—interestingly—this vicious yet adorable SS Colonel Hans Landa, who is portrayed to intend to defect to the US https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfSjs_6MZOQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx-rrBv2lyc.