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  9/11 - the American Reichstag Fire and the Fourth Reich
Van der Lubbe was the patsy in the Reichstag fire.
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.
The fire is the subject of continued debate and research.
www.oilempire.us /reichstag-fire.html   (4374 words)

  
  Reichstag - German parliament - Reichstag Fire and Trial in Leipzig 1933
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.
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.
The Reichstag fire, a pivotal event in the establishment of Nazi Germany, began at 21:14 on the night of 27.
www.germannotes.com /hist_reichstag.shtml   (2007 words)

  
 Reichstag fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Reichstag Fire allowed Hitler to accelerate the banning of the Communist Party and was used to confirm Nazi claims of a pending Communist revolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reichstag_fire   (1587 words)

  
 Reichstag Fire Decree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reichstag Fire Decree (Reichstagsbrandverordnung in German) is the common name of the decree issued by German president Paul von Hindenburg in direct response to the Reichstag fire of February 27, 1933.
Seizing on the burning of the Reichstag building as the opening salvo in a communist uprising, the Nazis were able to throw millions of Germans into a convulsion of fear at the threat of Communist terror.
The Reichstag Fire Decree was thus one of the key steps which the Hitler government took to formally establish one-party dictatorship and has been described as the "Magna Carta of the Third Reich".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reichstag_Fire_Decree   (1183 words)

  
 The Reichstag Fire, 68 years on
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.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/jul2001/reic-j05.shtml   (2380 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Big fire at Reichstag
Fire broke out at the Reichstag shortly after 9 p.m., and burned so fiercely that within an hour the main hall in which representatives of the German people meet when Parliament is in session was completely destroyed.
If the new Reichstag is summoned after next Sunday's elections it is unlikely to be able to meet in the Reichstag building owing to the extensive damage done by the fire.
The fire at the former Imperial Palace broke out earlier in the day in an attic, and was quickly subdued by the fire brigade before any damage had been done.
www.guardian.co.uk /fromthearchive/story/0,,1157853,00.html   (715 words)

  
 The German Reichstag in Berlin
Regardless of who started the fire, there is no doubt that the Nazis took advantage of the situation in order to proceed with their cause at the expense of the civil rights and freedom of the German people.
In the same night of the Reichstag fire, the Nazis used the opportunity to arrest 4,000 communists.(16) Not only did the Nazis use the incident as a propaganda against communists but they also arrested additional 40,000 members of the opposition.
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.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Cyprus/7002/ThirdReich.html   (1029 words)

  
 The Rise of Hitler - Feb. 27, 1933 The Reichstag Burns
The Reichstag was the building in Berlin where the elected members of the republic met to conduct the daily business of government.
The storm troopers, led by SA leader Karl Ernst, used the underground tunnel that connected Göring's residence with the cellar in the Reichstag.
Hitler left the fire scene and went straight to the offices of his newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter, to oversee its coverage of the fire.
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/riseofhitler/burns.htm   (1454 words)

  
 911 and the Reichstag Fire
One item in the litany of evidence of Nazis' conspiratorial role in the Reichstag fire is the eyewitness testimony of an SA member named Adolf Rall, who levied his accusation in an interview in the magazine Pariser Tagiblatt, and was later murdered by the Nazis.
Just as in the case of the Reichstag Fire, there was a rush to judgment on the part of the US government and the media after the catastrophe: it was immediately announced that Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida was the only organization with the capability and malice to do such a thing.
The analogy to the Reichstag fire may well be perfected in this way also: in my opinion, commandos of the New World Order were the real arsonists of 911, just as Hitler's minions were responsible for setting the fires back in 1933.
www.911-strike.com /reichstag.htm   (3272 words)

  
 911 and the Reichstag Fire
One item in the litany of evidence of Nazis' conspiratorial role in the Reichstag fire is the eyewitness testimony of an SA member named Adolf Rall, who levied his accusation in an interview in the magazine Pariser Tagiblatt, and was later murdered by the Nazis.
Just as in the case of the Reichstag Fire, there was a rush to judgment on the part of the US government and the media after the catastrophe: it was immediately announced that Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida was the only organization with the capability and malice to do such a thing.
The analogy to the Reichstag fire may well be perfected in this way also: in my opinion, commandos of the New World Order were the real arsonists of 911, just as Hitler's minions were responsible for setting the fires back in 1933.
911-strike.com /reichstag.htm   (3272 words)

  
 The Reichstag Fire - Judith Clark-Zaino
On February 27, 1933, the Reichstag, seat of the German parliament, caught fire and burnt to the ground.
This lesson is part of a semester-long history course on the Holocaust and follows lessons that explain the 1932 Reichstag election, the election of President Otto von Hindenburg, the appointment of Adolph Hitler as Chancellor and the respective constitutional roles of both president and chancellor.
The results of the Reichstag fire and how they influenced the lives of individual Germans, members of the Communist party and Hitler’s elevation to dictator through the Enabling Acts need to be examined.
academic.kellogg.edu /mandel/Zaino2.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Reichstag fire (February 1933) - Biografie Willy Brandt
That same night the National Socialists claim that the Reichstag fire is the result of a Communist conspiracy, whereas Hitler’s opponents are convinced that the National Socialists set the fire themselves (the most recent research speaks for a solo action by van der Lubbe).
Whatever the truth may be, of greater consequence is the far-reaching political and historical capital which the National Socialists wrest from the event: They show a decisive and uncompromising will to exploit the events to destroy their political opponents and impose an unlimited dictatorship.
On the day following the Reichstag fire, Reich President Paul von Hindenburg signs a „Emergency Decree to Protect the People and the State“: It rescinds the Weimar Constitution’s catalogue of basic rights and hands the Nazis far-reaching means for persecuting their political opponents.
www.willy-brandt.org /bwbs_biografie/Reichstag_fire_B1087.html   (243 words)

  
 Double Edged Sword, 9/11/02
The preamble of this decree, which was published on the morning after the Reichstag fire, stated that the suspension of civil rights was decreed as a defense measure against Communist acts of violence endangering the State.
It is not necessary here to go into the controversial question of who set fire to the Reichstag, but it should be stressed that the official Nazi statement that the Communists had set fire to the building, on which Frick's law was predicated, was issued without any investigation.
The burning of the Reichstag was to be the signal for the attack.
www.ratical.org /ratville/CAH/DEsword.html   (2761 words)

  
 Reichstag fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Nazi leaders were determined to demonstrate the Reichstag Fire was a deed of the Comintern, and in early March 1933, three men were arrested who were to play pivotal roles during the Leipzig Trial, known also as "Reichstag Fire Trial," namely three Bulgarians: Georgi Dimitrov, Vasil Tanev and Blagoi Popov.
As a consequence of the Reichstag Fire Decree, the Communist Party of Germany was banned on March 1, 1933, on the grounds that they were preparing a putsch.
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.
reichstag-fire.iqnaut.net   (1687 words)

  
 The World at War
The Reichstag, seat of parliamentary government in Germany had been in recess since December of the preceding year.
The fire quickly raced out of control despite the efforts of the fire fighters and soon only the walls of the gutted building were still standing.
Despite attempts to support the case against van der Lubbe, who was tried and executed for the crime, a great deal of evidence collected and analyzed by Walther Hofer of Bern points in the direction of a SA/SS Sondergruppe headed by Reinhard Heydrich and an official of the Prussian Ministry of the Interior, Kurt Dalüge.
worldatwar.net /event/reichstagsbrand   (683 words)

  
 The Reichstag fire of 1933
The Reichstag Fire: the funeral pyre of German democracy.
Blame for the fire was directed towards a Dutch Communist by the name of Marinus van der Lubbe.
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.
idid.essortment.com /nazireichstag_rghx.htm   (544 words)

  
 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
, 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 fire is the subject of continued debate and research.
On Feb. 28, 1933, the day after the fire, Hitler's dictatorship began with the enactment of a decree "for the Protection of the People and the State," which dispensed with all constitutional protection of political, personal, and property rights.
www.prop1.org /park/reichsta.htm   (269 words)

  
 The Burning of the Reichstag
The Nazis immediately place the blame for the fire on the Communists: this, they claimed was a terroist act by those they considered 'degenerate'.
The 'mystery' over who was actually responsible for the burning of the Reichstag has been a favorite discussion of WWII historians since the 1940s.
The Reichstag has been rebuilt/refurbished as the "Bundestag" and now once again is the seat of lawmaking in Germany.
www.shoaheducation.com /reichstag.html   (657 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Reichstag Fire's Smoke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
When, if Germany's experience with the Reichstag fire is anything to go by, there may not be many democratic structures left in place by the time the Presidency is through with its programme.
At 9.14pm on February 27, 1933, a small fire was noticed on the first floor of the imposing Reichstag building in Berlin, which housed the German Parliament of the Weimar Republic.
Even though the Dutch man Marinus van der Lubbe probably ignited the fire at the Reichstag building with his shirt, it was clear that he had not the ability to set such a great edifice instantly on fire from many angles.
allafrica.com /stories/200610231099.html   (1601 words)

  
 CHAPTER EIGHT: Putzi: Friend of Hitler and Roosevelt
The firing of the Reichstag on February 27, 1933 is one of the key events of modern times.
At the time the firing of the Reichstag was blamed on the Communists, but there is little question in historical perspective that the fire was deliberately set by the Nazis to provide an excuse to seize political power.
The Reichstag fire was deliberately set, probably utilizing a flammable liquid, by a group of experts.
reformed-theology.org /html/books/wall_street/chapter_08.htm   (2475 words)

  
 BBC News | Europe | The Reichstag: A turbulent history
Bomb damage: Berlin's Reichstag at the end of World War II Originally built in 1894, the Reichstag has undergone a four-year renovation led by British architect Sir Norman Foster.
Topped by a completely rebuilt glass dome, lined with a viewing gallery for the public to look down upon the workings of their representatives, the new building is meant to symbolise the openness and transparency of 50 years of federal democracy.
Whoever was responsible, Hitler used the fire as a pretext to push through an emergency law disempowering parliament and outlawing all political opposition.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/322967.stm   (754 words)

  
 The Reichstag Fire, 68 years on
Shortly after the fire began, the Dutch left-wing radical Marinus van der Lubbe was arrested at the scene of the crime, apparently as the sole culprit.
In Chapters 5 to 7, the authors document the proceedings at the so-called Reichstag Fire Trial, which began on September 21, 1933 in Leipzig, and then present the circumstantial evidence for the guilt of the Nazis.
In the early 1960’s, the attempt was made to establish the hypothesis of van der Lubbe as the sole culprit—in particular by Rudolf Augstein’s magazine Der Spiegel and the “amateur historian” and intelligence officer Fritz Tobias.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/jul2001/reic-j05_prn.shtml   (2374 words)

  
 Reichstag Fire : Nazi Germany
When Hitler heard the news about the fire he gave orders that all leaders of the German Communist Party should "be hanged that very night." Paul von Hindenburg vetoed this decision but did agree that Hitler should take "dictatorial powers".
Marinus van der Lubbe was found guilty of the Reichstag Fire and was executed on 10th January, 1934.
Five minutes after the fire had broken out I was outside the Reichstag watching the flames licking their way up the great dome into the tower.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERreichstagF.htm   (2043 words)

  
 How Hitler Became a Dictator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The burning of the Reichstag was to be the signal for a bloody insurrection and civil war....
Two weeks after the Reichstag fire, Hitler requested the Reichstag to temporarily delegate its powers to him so that he could adequately deal with the crisis.
In fact, in the Reichstag terrorist case, while the court convicted van der Lubbe of the crime (who was executed), three other defendants, all communists, were acquitted, which infuriated Hitler and Goering.
www.fff.org /freedom/fd0403a.asp   (1888 words)

  
 A Moment in Time: Reichstag Fire - II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The cause of the fire remains a mystery, but one that is not without some powerful clues.
Several communist parliamentary deputies were in the building at the time of the fire and were arrested but no evidence pointed to their involvement.
The problem with blaming communists for the fire was that they had little to gain.
ehistory.osu.edu /world/amit/display.cfm?amit_id=2214   (411 words)

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