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The Resource Burning the Reichstag : an investigation into the Third Reich's enduring mystery, Benjamin Carter Hett

Burning the Reichstag : an investigation into the Third Reich's enduring mystery, Benjamin Carter Hett

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Burning the Reichstag : an investigation into the Third Reich's enduring mystery
Title
Burning the Reichstag
Title remainder
an investigation into the Third Reich's enduring mystery
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Carter Hett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In February 1933, Adolf Hitler had only a tenuous grasp on power. Chancellor of Germany for merely four weeks, he led a fragile coalition government. The Nazis had lost seats in the Reichstag in the recent election, and claimed only three of thirteen cabinet posts. Then on February 27th, arson sent the Reichstag, the home and symbol of German democracy, up in flames. Immediately blaming the Communists, Hitler's new government approved a decree that tore the heart out of the democratic constitution of the Weimar Republic and cancelled the rule of law. Five thousand people were immediately arrested. The Reichstag fire marked the true beginning of the Third Reich, which ruled for 12 more years. The controversy surrounding the fire's origins has endured for 80. In Burning the Reichstag, Benjamin Hett offers a gripping account of Hitler's rise to dictatorship-one that challenges orthodoxy and recovers the true significance of the part the fire played. At the scene the police arrested 23-year-old Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch Communist stonemason. Though he was initially dismissed abroad as a Nazi tool, post-war historians since the 1950s have largely judged him solely guilty-a lone arsonist exploited by Hitler. Hett's book reopens the case, providing vivid portraits of key figures, including Rudolf Diels, Hermann Goering, Joseph Goebbels, and the historian Fritz Tobias, whose account of the fire has, until now, been the standard. Making use of a number of new sources and archives, Hett sets the Reichstag fire in a wider context, revealing how and why it has remained one of the last mysteries of the Nazi period, and one of the most controversial and contested events in the 20th century. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hett, Benjamin Carter
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.5
LC item number
.H378 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reichstagsgebäude (Berlin, Germany)
  • Germany
  • Reichstagsgebäude (Berlin, Germany)
  • Reichstagsgebäude Fire (Berlin, Germany : 1933)
  • Reichstagsgebäude (Berlin, Germany)
  • Political science
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Burning the Reichstag : an investigation into the Third Reich's enduring mystery, Benjamin Carter Hett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Satanic nose": Rudolf Diels -- "SA + me": Joseph Goebbels -- "What just went on here is an absolute outrage": rumors -- "Those who know nothing are better off": the investigation -- Rival narratives: the propaganda battle -- "Stand up, van der Lubbe!": the trial and what followed -- The fire at Nuremberg: the prosecutors' tale -- "Persil letters": the gestapists' tale -- "The feared one": Fritz Tobias and his "clients" -- "Snow from yesterday": blackmail and the Institute for Contemporary History -- Conclusion: evidence and self-evidence
Control code
830206169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780199322329
Lccn
2013008386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830206169
Label
Burning the Reichstag : an investigation into the Third Reich's enduring mystery, Benjamin Carter Hett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Satanic nose": Rudolf Diels -- "SA + me": Joseph Goebbels -- "What just went on here is an absolute outrage": rumors -- "Those who know nothing are better off": the investigation -- Rival narratives: the propaganda battle -- "Stand up, van der Lubbe!": the trial and what followed -- The fire at Nuremberg: the prosecutors' tale -- "Persil letters": the gestapists' tale -- "The feared one": Fritz Tobias and his "clients" -- "Snow from yesterday": blackmail and the Institute for Contemporary History -- Conclusion: evidence and self-evidence
Control code
830206169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780199322329
Lccn
2013008386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830206169

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