The reichstag fire, Berlin, 27 February 1933

The reichstag fire, Berlin, 27 February 1933

24-year-old Dutch and anarchist Marinus van der Lubbe was arrested near the burning Reichstag in the night of the 27th of February in 1933, having a torch and a Communist Party member book with him. A persecution of Communist and opponents on the domestic front started. Van der Lubbe was sentenced to death because of high treason and was beheaded on the 10th of January in 1934.

24-year-old Dutch and anarchist Marinus van der Lubbe was arrested near the burning Reichstag in the night of the 27th of February in 1933, having a torch and a Communist Party member book with him. A persecution of Communist and opponents on the domestic front started. Van der Lubbe was sentenced to death because of high treason and was beheaded on the 10th of January in 1934.

Before the Reich Court in Leipzig: The Defendant Marinus van der Lubbe with his Interpreter (September 24, 1933)

Before the Reich Court in Leipzig: The Defendant Marinus van der Lubbe with his Interpreter (September 24, 1933)

Marinus van der Lubbe, executed for the Reichstag fire.

Marinus van der Lubbe, executed for the Reichstag fire.

Marinus van der Lubbe was accused of setting fire to the Reichstag on February 27th, 1933. He was sentenced to death and beheaded on January 10th, 1934. Historians believe the arson was planned by the Nazis as a false flag operation. On January 8th, 2008  a German court ruled that the sentence against Van der Lubbe had to be withdrawn stating he was not guilty of the crime that gave Hitler the opportunity to implement the Reichstag Decrees with which democracy was put out of order.

Marinus van der Lubbe was accused of setting fire to the Reichstag on February 27th, 1933. He was sentenced to death and beheaded on January 10th, 1934. Historians believe the arson was planned by the Nazis as a false flag operation. On January 8th, 2008 a German court ruled that the sentence against Van der Lubbe had to be withdrawn stating he was not guilty of the crime that gave Hitler the opportunity to implement the Reichstag Decrees with which democracy was put out of order.

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Marinus van der Lubbe

Marinus van der Lubbe

Accused of setting fire to the Reichstag, Marinus van der Lubbe awaits his trial. Germany, Leipzig, 1933

Accused of setting fire to the Reichstag, Marinus van der Lubbe awaits his trial. Germany, Leipzig, 1933

Marinus (Rinus) van der Lubbe (13 January 1909 – 10 January 1934) was a Dutch council communist convicted of, and executed for, setting fire to the German Reichstag building on 27 February 1933, an event known as the Reichstag fire.To this day, no one really knows if he really set the fire, or is he was set up by the Nazis somehow.

Marinus (Rinus) van der Lubbe (13 January 1909 – 10 January 1934) was a Dutch council communist convicted of, and executed for, setting fire to the German Reichstag building on 27 February 1933, an event known as the Reichstag fire.To this day, no one really knows if he really set the fire, or is he was set up by the Nazis somehow.

The Accused in the Reichstag Arson Trial (September 1, 1933)A large-scale show trial was supposed to prove that the German Communist Party (KPD) was behind the affair. Starting on September 21, 1933, van der Lubbe and four other Communist functionaries stood trial for arson and high treason at the Reich Court in Leipzig. The other defendants were Ernst Torgler, chairman of the Communist Party faction in the Reichstag (bottom row, right); Georgi Dimitrov, the Bulgarian Comintern…

The Accused in the Reichstag Arson Trial (September 1, 1933)A large-scale show trial was supposed to prove that the German Communist Party (KPD) was behind the affair. Starting on September 21, 1933, van der Lubbe and four other Communist functionaries stood trial for arson and high treason at the Reich Court in Leipzig. The other defendants were Ernst Torgler, chairman of the Communist Party faction in the Reichstag (bottom row, right); Georgi Dimitrov, the Bulgarian Comintern…

Marinus van der Lubbe

Marinus van der Lubbe

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Marinus van der Lubbe, Reichstagsbrand 27 Februar 1933

Marinus van der Lubbe, Reichstagsbrand 27 Februar 1933

Publiciteit verzorgen voor en coordinatie van activiteiten rond Marinus van der Lubbe in Leiden voor de Stichting  Een graf voor Marinus van der Lubbe.

Publiciteit verzorgen voor en coordinatie van activiteiten rond Marinus van der Lubbe in Leiden voor de Stichting Een graf voor Marinus van der Lubbe.

Marinus van der Lubbe

Marinus van der Lubbe

Feb 27 1933–Germany's parliament building,the Reichstag, is set on fire; Marinus van der Lubbe claims responsibility

Feb 27 1933–Germany's parliament building,the Reichstag, is set on fire; Marinus van der Lubbe claims responsibility

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