Hermann Goering Becomes President of the Reichstag in Germany Hot

Hermann Goering Becomes President of the Reichstag in Germany

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Hermann Goering becomes President of the Reichstag because the Nazi Party has grown to the largest single political party in Germany.

As President of the Reichstag, Goering will be able to control the agenda and procedures, something that will be critical in 1933 when the Reichstag passes the Enabling Act giving Adolf Hitler absolute power over Germany.

Ironically, Goering may be the one who is responsible for burning down the Reichstag just prior to the Enabling Act. During the Nuremberg, war crimes trials, General Franz Halder will testify that in 1942 Goering says

"The only one who really knows about the Reichstag is I, because I set it on fire!"

Goering will deny this.


Hermann Göring - Rede im Reichstag als neuer Reichspräsident - 1932-08-30

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