1933 - Reichstag Fire

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Title: 1933 - Reichstag Fire

 

About: Adolf Hitler blames the Reichstag Fire on communists, and uses it as a pretext to seize almost unlimited power, setting the stage for the rise of the Nazis. Even while the German parliament building was still smouldering, a decree for 'The Protection of the People and State' was passed, which abolished freedom of speech, assembly, privacy and the press; legalized phone tapping and interception of correspondence; and suspended the autonomy of federated states. The Communist Party was effectively outlawed, leaving the Nazis largely free to do as they wished.

Decade: 1930s

Year: 1933

Region: Europe

Country: Germany

Politics: Revolution
Society: Crime

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 6

Artist: Ianika Morano

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Date Created: 12/05/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 016/100

Price: 0.2 ETH

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