Speaking at a Nazi meeting, Goering says:
"If the foreign press writes that the Nazis set the Reichstag afire or had it set afire to gain evidence for the fight against Marxism and Communism, then my answer is: I don't need this fire to proceed against communism; its criminality alone would have provided sufficient ground.
If Chancellor Hitler and I had our own way you may be sure the persons guilty would have been hanged from the lamp posts across from the Reichstag and then those scribblers [foreign journalists] might have been convinced of the truth of our accusations."
Lilli Keith, a reporter for the Moscow newspaper Izvestia, becomes the first foreign journalist to be targeted under these new standards.
She's arrested, her papers confiscated, and is interrogated by Berlin police for two hours before being released.