Burning the Reichstag

    Burning the Reichstag

    An Investigation into the Third Reich's Enduring Mystery

    Benjamin Carter Hett

    Oxford University Press 2014

    Hardback 421pp Illustrated

    9780199322329   Product Code: 23227

    Although the burning of the German parliament building in 1933 has become associated with the seizing of new powers and the beginning of Hitler's dictatorship, the fire is usually attributed by historians to the independent actions of a Dutch Communist, Marinus van der Lubbe. This investigation into the events from a trial lawyer turned historian examines new sources and the actions of key figures, including Goring and Goebbels, and concludes that van Lubbe could not have acted alone.

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