The Reichstag Fire

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What fraction of seats had the Nazis gained in the January 1933 election?
1/3rd of seats
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Had Hitler and the Nazis ever gained a majority in the Reichstag?
No, the most before january 1933 was 230 seats in August 1932,
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On January 30th 1933, what did he state?
He made clear that he would be unable to work with the Reichstag
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When did the Reichstag fire occur?
the night of the27th February 1933
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Who declared the fire as work of the Communists and Socialists?
Hitler, Goebbels and Goering
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How did Hitler describe the fire?
A beacon from heaven and claimed it was the beginning of a communist putsch,
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Who was found at the scene of the crime?
Marinus van der Lubbe and four other communist leaders,
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When Hitler found out a communist had caused the fire, what did he say?
He lost his temper and said 'Every Communist must be shot.'
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What did Marinus van der Lubbe state about the Reichstag fire and what happened to the four other leaders?
Marinus van der Blubbe states "i set fire to the Reichstag all by myself" leading to the release of the four leaders,
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How did Hitler feel about the release of the four communist leaders and what did he decide for the future?
He was furious and decided all trials would be taken to a new People's court where prisoners would be judged by a Nazi member,
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When was van der Lubbe executed?
10th January 1934
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What happened to other Communists and socialists?
They were rounded up and taken away into 'protective custody' where they were beaten up,
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How many were rounded up?
Nearly 4000 people
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What did Hitler persaude Hindenburg to pass and how?
To pas the Law of the Protection of the People and the State by using Article 48
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What powers did this give Hitler?
Powers to arrest anyone suspected of opposing the Government,
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What did this law end for the German nation?
All personal loberty and freedom of expression,
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