Reichstag fire

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Reichstag fire
Reichstagsbrand
Reichstagsbrand.jpg
Firemen struggle tae extinguish the fire.
Date27 Februar 1933
LocationReichstag biggin, Berlin, Germany
PairteecipantsMarinus van der Lubbe
OotcomeVan der Lubbe executit
Ceevil liberties suspended
Nazi control o govrenment entrenched

The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, Aboot this soondlisten ) 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.