Nuremburg laws deprived jews of german citizenship also taking their rights ( resistance) jews were segregated and discriminated against awfully it was to the point where nazis burned down there synagogues vandalized there businesses, taking jewish children in schools, banning jews from public places ( resisters. First, we need to lay gessen's essay out and point out some key points in short, the reichstag fire was a fire that burnt down the german parliament building just four weeks after hitler was elected chancellor of germany this fire led to hitler's use of military force to crackdown on political opposition. Ever since the election, i have been concerned about and warning others of the possibility of donald trump using a terrorist attack in the united states the way adolf hitler used the burning of the reichstag (parliament) building in berlin in 1933 as a pretext to seize authoritarian power and destroy our. On february 27, 1933 the german parliament building burned, adolf hitler rejoiced, and the nazi era began hitler “anyone standing in our way will be cut down” the next day it was the burning of the reichstag that disabused hannah arendt of the “opinion that one can simply be a bystander” best to. Hitler succeeded in blaming the burning down of the reichstag in february 1933 on the communist party this intensified the fear of revolution among the landowners, farmers, middle classes and the ruling elite he used this opportunity to ask for a law that would enable the government to dispense with. Those were associations people made when they saw christo and jeanne- claude's wrapped reichstag the reichstag building, a victorian-style renaissance baroque hodgepodge built in 1884, was burned under hitler's reign, partly destroyed during world war ii and reconstructed in the l960s, but remained unused.
29 feb 1933, 2 days after the reichstag fire, the german communist newspaper, the morning star's headline read: nazis burn down the german parliament van der lubbe, had been arrested near the scene, he and 4 other suspects, inc torgler (german communist party leader) were tired only der. On a cool retrospect, the burning of the reichstag occupies a comparatively small place in the story of hitler's rise to absolute power he was chancellor an essay by sir lewis namier on open diplomacy opens with the words: 'there would be little to say on this subject, were it not for the nonsense which has been talked. Summary after he became chancellor in january 1933, hitler transformed his democratic position into dictatorial power calling an election - and taking advantage of the reichstag fire - he got the reichstag to pass the enabling act then, using the power this gave the reichstag (the german parliament) burned down. The reichstag fire of february 1933 allowed hitler to shrug off the constraints of democracy and begin building a totalitarian nazi state.
This disagrees strongly with source b: 'i can only repeat that i set fire to the reichstag all by myself the other defendants in this trial were not in the reichstag' his view was that no-one had helped him the nazi view of events was that the communists had planned to burn it down hitler said 'this is something really. Reichstag it appeared to be a small, insignificant party with little hope of gaining power however, by the end of 1933 the nazis were the largest party in the reichstag wages down, they won the support of rich industrialists like the steel baron, fritz february, 1933, the reichstag building burned down in berlin.
While different historians provide different views on the reichstag fire and physically active” i am of the opinion that van der lubbe acted alone in starting the reichstag fire” shown in the fact that he both admitted to the fire and proved that he started it and the burning of a chamber this school of thought didn‟t come to. The nazi's after the july 1932 election were the largest german political party, but did not have a majority in the reichstag hidenburg dismissed brüning and the result was political instability in the reichstag president hindenburg refused to appoint hitler chancellor and instead turned to papen.