Marinus van der Lubbe is born

Marinus van der Lubbe is born

Memorial Van der Lubbe at the S dfriedhof in Leipzig
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Marinus van der Lubbe is born in Leiden. A Dutch communist with a fascination with fire, Marinus van der Lubbe will confess to setting the Reichstag fire in 1933 as a rallying cry for Germans to oppose the fascist Nazi government.

His actual guilt will be debated by historians, but regardless Marinus van der Lubbe will be executed and the Reichstag fire will be used by the Nazis to justify even further authoritarian, fascist oppression across Germany.

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