The Reichstag Fire Syndrome

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    On January 30, 1933, Weimar Republic President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolph Hitler Chancellor. On February 27, 1933, the German Parliament Building--the Reichstag-- burned down. The deep red glow of the burning Reichstag caught the eye of President Hindenburg and Vice-Chancellor Papen, who were dining at a club facing the building. Papen put the elderly Hindenburg in his own car and took him to the scene.

    Hitler was at Goebbels's apartment having dinner. They rushed to the scene where they met Göring who was already screaming false charges and making threats against the Communists. At first glance, Hitler described the fire as a beacon from heaven. "You are now witnessing the beginning of a great epoch in German history. . . This fire is the beginning," Hitler told a news reporter at the scene.

    While not all historians agree on who was actually responsible for the Reichstag Fire, writers such as Klaus P. Fischer feel that most likely the Nazis were responsible.

    A dazed Dutch Communist named Marinus van der Lubbe was found at the scene and charged with arson. He was later found guilty and executed.

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    Big deal. You outta read about the paranoid poster syndrome--sorry no link at this time. Their site is very secret for security reasons.
     
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    Is there a point to this? Or just revisiting a historical event?
     
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    I think Mr. Conspiracy thinks he is either educating us or spamming for his spooky site.
     
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    Me thinks a comparison between 911 and the Reichstag Fire is soon to come
     
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    Watch where this thread goes if it does ....
     

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