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  Sightseeing: Reichstag
The Reichstag is the seat of the German Bundestag or federal government and, with its new dome, one of the Berlin's biggest crowd-draws.
The Reichstag was constructed from 1884—94 by Paul Wallot, since a representative building was needed to house the parliament of the newly-founded German state.
Part of the Reichstag was destroyed in a fire on 27 February 1933: the exact cause has never been identified, but the fire was used by the Nazis to justify their persecution of political opponents.
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 The German Reichstag in Berlin
This is the official Website about the history of the Reichstag.
On this site you will find information about the history of the German Reichstag in Berlin.
Please navigate to the historical period that interests you in the table below.
www.reichstag-info.de   (116 words)

  
  9/11 - the American Reichstag Fire and the Fourth Reich
Indeed, the more you study the Reichstag fire, its origins and uses, the more you see what a stunning parallel to it 9/11 is -- on the face of it, as well as in some of the intricacies.
Though the ensuing elections still did not give the Nazis an outright majority, they were able to persuade the Reichstag to pass an Enabling Act (March 23) whereby all its legislative powers were transferred to the Reich Cabinet by a vote of 444 to 94, so sanctioning the dictatorship.
The heads of the Communist party in the Reichstag turned themselves over to the police voluntarily to prove that the charges were groundless.
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  Reichstag (institution) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reichstag of 919 in Fritzlar elected the first Saxon prince, Henry the Fowler, king of the Germans (Henry I), thus overcoming the longstanding rivalry between Franks and Saxons and laying the foundation for the German Empire.
In 1158, the Reichstag in Roncaglia finalized four laws that would significantly alter the (never formally written) constitution of the Empire, marking the beginning of the steady decline of the central power in favor of the local dukes.
The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed as the seat of the Reichstag in the German Empire and, after a major reconstruction, has been the seat of today's German parliament, the Bundestag, since 1999.
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 Reichstag. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The new Reichstag, however, was not powerless; it was the supreme legislative body of the republic.
After 1930, under President Paul von Hindenburg, the Reichstag was suspended several times at the instigation of successive chancellors, and rule by presidential emergency decree began to replace parliamentary rule.
For many years it was assumed outside Germany that the Reichstag fire was carried out by the Nazis themselves as a propaganda maneuver to ensure the defeat of the Communists and other leftist parties in the elections.
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 Reichstag fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Reichstag fire was a pivotal event in the establishment of Nazi Germany.
The Reichstag fire, a pivotal event in the establishment of Nazi Germany, began at 9:14 PM on the night of February 27, 1933, when a Berlin fire station received an alarm that the Reichstag building, assembly location of the German Parliament, was ablaze.
The historian Hans Mommsen has shown that the Nazi leadership was in a state of panic the night of the Reichstag Fire, and they seemed to have regarded the Reichstag Fire as a confirmation of all their propaganda about a Communist revolution being imminent was actually true.
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 Reichstag (building) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reichstag building in Berlin was constructed as the place where the Reichstag, the parliament of the German Empire, would convene.
The Reichstag as a parliament leads back to the Holy Roman Empire and ceased to act as a true parliament in the years of Nazi Germany (1933-1945).
The reconstruction is widely regarded as a success; the Reichstag, most importantly the huge glass cupola that was erected on the roof as a gesture to the original 1894 cupola, is one of the most visited attractions in Berlin, giving an impressive view over the city, especially at night.
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 Reichstag (institution) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term Reichstag [ɹaɪçtak] (in English: Imperial Diet) is a composition of German Reich (Empire) and tag (which does not mean "day" here, but is a derivate of the verb tagen, which means assembling for debate).
It started as a convention of the dukes of the old Germanic tribes that formed the when important decisions had to be made, probably based on the old Germanic law that each leader relied on the support of his leading men.
In 1158, the Reichstag in finalized four laws that would significantly alter the (never formally written) constitution of the Empire, marking the beginning of the steady decline of the central power in favor of the local dukes.
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 Transparency for the 'New Reichstag' in Berlin
The optimal daylighting within the Reichstag chamber is enhanced through the use of a central 'light cone' made of highly reflective, laminated glass mirrors.
All the laminated glass for the Reichstag dome was fabricated by Bischoff of Aachen, Germany.
The inspired Reichstag re-design was celebrated as a milestone of European architecture at its official opening in April and makes an impressive setting for the election of the new German president in September 1999 when Germany's parliament will take up official residence there.
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 The Reichstag Fire, 68 years on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to Nazi propaganda, the Reichstag fire was intended as a signal for a communist uprising that had long been planned—a claim for which there was not a shred of evidence.
The communists accused by the Nazi authorities at the Reichstag Fire Trial in Leipzig were already ruled out in 1933 for obvious reasons: quite apart from the lack of evidence, the suicidal and thus nonsensical nature of such a deed was self-evident, despite Nazi propaganda to the contrary.
Before the Reichstag fire broke out, he had been in the subterranean passageway that connects the Reichstag assembly building to the building in which the government apartment of the Reich President [Hermann Göring] is located.
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 Reichstag (institution)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Probably most well known are the ''Reichstage'' in Worms, GermanyWorms of 1495, where the Imperial Reform was concluded, another in 1521, where Martin Luther was banned (see Edict of Worms), and several in Nuremberg; see Diet of Worms and Diet of Nuremberg/ for details.
Reichstag (institution) The ''Reichstag'' as the German Parliament
The Reichstag (building)''Reichstag'' building in Berlin was constructed as the seat of the ''Reichstag'' in the German Empire and, after a major reconstruction, has been the seat of today's German parliament, the ''Bundestag'', since 1999/.
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 REICHSTAG (INSTITUTION) FACTS AND INFORMATION
The term Reichstag () ɹaɪçtak (in English: Imperial Diet) is a composition of German ''Reich'' (Empire) and ''tag'' (which does not mean "day" here, but is a derivate of the verb ''tagen'', which means to meet or assemble).
While the Holy_Roman_Empire lasted (formally until 1806), the ''Reichstag'' never was a parliament in today's sense; instead, it was the assembly of the various leaders that Empire was comprised of.
After the implosion of the Empire in 1806, the term was subsequently used for the Parliament of the 1849 Frankfurt constitution draft that never came into effect, the Parliament of the Norddeutscher_Bund from 1867--1871 and finally that of the 1871 German_Empire.
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 Projects - The Reichstag after rebuilding - Planning history
Since being handed over to the Bundestag in April 1999, the Reichstag, which is in the middle of the new government quarter, has become a prominent new symbol of Berlin, federal Germany's capital.
The former home of the Reichstag is, together with the Jakob Kaiser House and its annexed older buildings, in the south-eastern part of the federal belt.
The competition for the architectural reconstruction of the Reichstag involved a complicated selection procedure, the result of which was that the London design office of Lord Norman Foster was selected to supervise the technically demanding work of removing the central core of the building and its reconstruction, which was carried out between 1995 and 1999.
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 Reichstag | Berlin Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the base of the dome is an exhibit on the Reichstag's history, in German and English.
Completed in 1894, the Reichstag housed the imperial German parliament and later served a similar function during the ill-fated Weimar Republic.
On the night of February 28, 1933, the Reichstag burned down under mysterious circumstances, an event that provided the Nazis with a convenient pretext for outlawing all opposition parties.
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 The German Reichstag in Berlin
After a new Reichstag had been elected on March 23, 1933, the Nazis met in the Kroll Opera, east of the Königsplatz, and on March 24, they passed the Law for Terminating the Suffering of People and Nation at the Reichstag, which was also known as the Enabling Act, giving Adolf Hitler ultimate dictatorial power.
In July, 1933, all other parties, except the NSDAP were forbidden and the Reichstag contained only members of the Nazi party.(17) The Reichstag took on a different role: for Hitler the Reichstag had always symbolized the Weimar Republic.
Although the Nazis hated the Reichstag and never used the building for their politics, for the soviets it had a special meaning; it symbolized Hitler and Nazi Germany and by conquering the Reichstag it would symbolize the soviet victory over Nazi Germany.
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 Reichstag Fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, after the Reichstag Fire, Hitler declared a state of emergency and persuaded Hindenburg to allow him to use part of the Article 48 which stripped people of their civil rights and allowed the police to make arrests without warrant.
The Reichstag was seen as a symbol of German independence, built by the first chancellor of the second German Empire in 1871.
The Reichstag fire, which may not have even been caused by the Nazis, was a major stepping stone to Hitler becoming the Fuhrer of Germany.
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 Architecture of the Reichstag - Berlin, Germany
This led to a series of violent protests which led to the burning of part of the Reichstag building on 27 February, 1933.
It later turned out that the burning of the Reichstag was the work of a lone arsonist: Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe.
It is said that familiarity breeds contempt, and the politicians who labored in the Reichstag's halls had become too familiar with their surroundings.
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 Reichstag - Surch
The Reichstag was the large domed building in Berlin that was the home of the German...
On the 27th February the Reichstag is empty as it had been in recess since December...
The Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany was constructed as the place where the Reichstag, parliament of the German Empire of 1871, would convene.
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 Foster and Partners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1992 Foster and Partners was one of fourteen non-German practices invited to enter the competition to rebuild the Reichstag.
As found, the Reichstag was mutilated by war and insensitive rebuilding, with surviving nineteenth-century interiors concealed beneath plaster linings.
The reconstruction took some cues from the old Reichstag; for example, the original piano nobile and courtyards were reinstated.
www.fosterandpartners.com /internetsite/html/Project.asp?JobNo=0686   (375 words)

  
 Christo's Projekt
Christo Javacheff, ein bulgarischer Künstler, wollte seit 20 Jahren den Reichstag in silbernes Gewebe einwickeln.
The Reichstag is a massive and craggy building near the heart of Berlin, built as the German capitol in 1894.
In that same way, the Reichstag has become a ghost of itself, a vast ghost building in the middle of a city that, itself, has long been a ghost of what it once was.
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 The Reichstag fire of 1933
The Reichstag Fire: the funeral pyre of German democracy.
On the night of February 27th, Berlin was rocked by a fire that blazed through the Reichstag Building, the German House of Parliament.
However, the beneficial aspects of the destruction of the Reichstag building for the Nazis did not go unnoticed and many people speculated that it was actually Chancellor Hitler who was the mastermind behind the plot.
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 Reichstag (building)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today's parliament of Germany is called the ''Bundestag.'' The Reichstag (institution)''Reichstag'' as a parliament leads back to the Holy Roman Empire and ceased to exist in the years of Nazi Germany (1933-1945).
Reichstag (building) World War II After Adolf Hitler had been appointed ''German chancellorReichskanzler'' on January 30, 1933, the building was set on fire on February 27, 1933, under circumstances not yet entirely clear (see Reichstag fire).
Instead, the few times where the ''Reichstag'' convened at all, it did so in the ''Kroll Oper'' building, a former opera opposite the ''Reichstag'' building.
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 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Wrapped Reichstag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After a struggle spanning through the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties, the wrapping of the Reichstag was completed on June 24th, 1995 by a work force of 90 professional climbers and 120 installation workers.
The Reichstag remained wrapped for 14 days and all materials were recycled.
The Wrapped Reichstag represents not only 24 years of efforts in the lives of the artists but also years of team work by its leading members Michael S. Cullen, Wolfgang and Sylvia Volz, and Roland Specker.
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 Bush's 9/11 Reichstag Fire
When Hitler was rising to power in 1930s Germany, somebody did him the favor of burning the Reichstag, the German Parliament.
But the conviction is widespread throughout Europe and the Muslim world, and for good reason.
This unelected regime---Hitler also came to power with a minority of votes---has used the terrible tragedies of September 11 in much the way the Nazis jumped on the Reichstag fire.
www.commondreams.org /views02/0913-03.htm   (1284 words)

  
 Reichstag - Berlin.de
The Reichstag building, just a few paces from the Brandenburg Gate, is the symbol of the new Berlin capital.
The first meeting of the Bundestag in the redesigned and modernized Reichstag took place on April 19, 1999.
The Reichstag building was originally built in 1894 to plans by Paul Wallot, but was destroyed in the Reichstag fire of February 1933.
www.berlin.de /tourismus/sehenswuerdigkeiten.en/29380.html   (292 words)

  
 The 9/11 Reichstag Fire
Reichstag fire, burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin, on the night of Feb. 27, 1933, a key event in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship and widely believed to have been contrived by the newly formed Nazi government itself to turn public opinion against its opponents and to assume emergency powers...
The Reichstag fire was a disaster for Communists because they received the blame for starting it, but it was a dream come true for Hitler and his cohorts as it allowed them to turn Germany into a dictatorship.
Watch the History Channel documentary excerpt detailing the burning of the Reichstag and note the parallels to today's 'War on Terror', then read these Bush family connections to 9/11 and dictatorship.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /911_reichstag.html   (1572 words)

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