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Who Burnt the Reichstag?


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On a February night in 1933, the German parliament building in Berlin was set on fire. The Nazis accused the Communists, but many blamed the Nazis themselves. And
Marinus Van der Lubbe, the Dutchman who was caught inside holding the firelighters, claimed to be acting alone.
Whoever caused it, the fire at the Reichstag marked the start of a new stage in the Nazi reign of terror.
James Joll looks back at the fire and its awful consequences, and discusses why the bitter controversy over its causes continues today.
With Karl-Dietrich Bracher , Lord Bullock, F.L. Carsten ,
David Caute , Hans Mommsen and Richard Overy Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: Karl-Dietrich Bracher
Unknown: F.L. Carsten
Unknown: David Caute
Unknown: Hans Mommsen
Unknown: Richard Overy
Producer: Alan Wilding

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Who Burnt the Reichstag?

BBC Radio 4 FM, 28 May 1985 16.00

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