Firemen struggle tae extinguish the fire.
|Date||27 Februar 1933|
|Location||Reichstag biggin, Berlin, Germany|
|Pairteecipants||Marinus van der Lubbe|
Van der Lubbe executit|
Ceevil liberties suspended
Nazi control o govrenment entrenched
The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, listen (help·info)) wis an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin on 27 Februar 1933. Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch cooncil communist, wis caught at the scene o the fire an arrestit for the crime. Van der Lubbe wis an unemployed bricklayer wha haed recently arrived in Germany. He declared that he haed started the fire an wis tried an sentenced tae daith. The fire wis used as evidence bi the Nazi Pairty that communists war plottin against the German govrenment. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment o Nazi Germany.