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  1. The Reichstag fire was a pivotal event in the establishment of Nazi Germany.
  2. The Reichstag fire was arson, and the Nazis blamed the Communists.
  3. The Reichstag fire (German: Der Reichstagsbrand) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin on 27 February 1933.
  4. The Reichstag fire is a better parallel, since it was also an inside job.
  5. The Reichstag fire is a much more apt comparison.

Marinus Van Der Lubbe

  1. Diels was best known as the primary interrogator of Marinus van der Lubbe after the Reichstag fire.


  1. Following the Reichstag fire on 27 February basic civil rights are suspended and the Nazis are given the right to quash political opposition.
  2. Or perhaps right after the Reichstag fire.


  1. The second, released Thursday, covered the Reichstag fire in 1933, including a commentary by Joseph Goebbels.


  1. The responsibility for the Reichstag fire remains an ongoing topic of debate and research.


  1. The Reichstag fire in 1933 was used by the Nazi party as a pretext to take over the Government completely.

Actual Fact

  1. In actual fact, the KPD leadership was neither willing nor able to organize such an uprising, so the Reichstag fire could not have been a signal for it.

Pivotal Event

  1. Third Reich (1933–1945) Main article: Nazi Germany The Reichstag fire was a pivotal event in the establishment of Nazi Germany.


  1. The Nazi leaders were determined to demonstrate the Reichstag Fire was a deed of the Comintern.

Political Opponents

  1. The Reichstag fire on 27 February 1933, was Adolf Hitler’s raison d’état for suppressing his political opponents.


  1. After all that, I do not see that one can blame the majority of Germans who, in 1933, believed that the Reichstag fire was the work of the Communists.


  1. After the Reichstag fire, Hindenburg, at Hitler's urging, signed into law the Reichstag Fire Decree.
  2. The government reacted with the Reichstag Fire Decree of 28 February which suspended basic rights, including habeas corpus.
  3. It was the second major step after the Reichstag Fire Decree through which the Nazis obtained dictatorial powers using largely legal means.


  1. The fire gave Hitler the opportunity to set aside the constitution: for details, see "Reichstag fire".


  1. The Reichstag Fire Decree was one of the first steps the Nazis took toward the establishment of a one-party dictatorship in Germany.
  2. Then, on 28 February 1933, the day after the Reichstag fire, civil rights in Germany were abolished altogether by decree signed by Frick (1390-PS).
  3. Living in Germany he was a defendant in the Reichstag fire trial staged by the Nazis in 1933.

March 1933

  1. Background: The following lead article from Der Stürmer, Julius Streicher's anti-Semitic weekly, appeared in March 1933, just after the Reichstag fire.


  1. Reichstag fire and the March elections Having become Chancellor, Hitler foiled all attempts by his opponents to gain a majority in parliament.
  2. Using the pretext of the Reichstag fire, Hitler issued the Reichstag Fire Decree of February 28 1933.
  3. The Reichstag Fire allowed Hitler to accelerate the banning of the Communist Party and was used to confirm Nazi claims of a pending Communist revolution.

Enabling Act

  1. The 9-11 tragedy was the Reichstag fire and the so-call Patriot Act, the enabling act for another fascist government.
  2. In the following months, the Nazis issued the Reichstag Fire Decree and the Enabling Act, transforming Germany into a totalitarian dictatorship.
  3. Neither Papen nor his conservative allies waged a fight against the Reichstag Fire Decree in late February or the Enabling Act in March.

February 27

  1. In the night of February 27, 1933, the Reichstag fire provided Hitler with a convenient excuse for suppressing his opponents.
  2. He was the main interrogator of Marinus van der Lubbe following the Reichstag fire of February 27, 1933.
  3. On February 27, 1933 the Reichstag building was burned out to a shell, of which the Nazis took advantage with the Reichstag Fire Decree.


  1. Some historians today believe that Van der Lubbe acted alone, and the Reichstag fire was merely a stroke of good luck for the Nazis.
  2. Some have contended that van der Lubbe acted alone, and the Reichstag fire was merely a stroke of good luck for the Nazis.
  3. Meanwhile, investigation of the Reichstag fire continued, with the Nazis eager to uncover Comintern complicity.


  1. After the Reichstag was set on fire (and the communists were blamed for it), the Reichstag Fire Decree suspended civil liberties.

Reichstag Fire

  1. February 27 - Germany 's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire (see: Reichstag fire).
  2. He orchestrated the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933 and, with Goebbels assistance, used the fire as a propaganda tool against the communists.
  3. Reichstag fire, burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin, on the night of Feb.


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