Ex-Communist Marinus van der Lubbe Sets Fire to Three Buildings in Berlin

Ex-Communist Marinus van der Lubbe Sets Fire to Three Buildings in Berlin

German Anti-Communist Poster from 1918; "Bolshevism Brings Unemployment and Starvation"
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Marinus van der Lubbe, a former communist from Holland, attempts to set fire to three different buildings in Berlin in order to allegedly make a dramatic statement against the "Government of National Concentration."

He fails, but in two days he will attempt to set fire to the Reichstag. The actual guilt of Marinus van der Lubbe is a matter of some debate. Some believe that he is guilty and that the Nazis were simply able to take advantage of the situation; others argue that the entire event is staged with Marinus van der Lubbe serving as a fall guy.

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Marinus van der Lubbe and the Reichstagbrand

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