The Reichstag, a pattern emerges.

The Reichstag fire was an arson attack under suspicious circumstances, on the Reichstag building in Berlin on 27 February 1933. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. This proved to be a valuable excuse for the Nazis to suspend most rights provided for by the 1919 constitution in the Reichstag Fire Decree and increase state security.

The (pre-)war propaganda aroused the public with false information and gave Hitler the opportunity to implement his secret agenda.

"...The police had traced Van der Lubbe's movements of the night of the fire and found that he had been virtually a hobo wandering about the countryside...The police naively told reporters that the moron had had helpers and that these helpers had entered and escaped through a little known tunnel leading from the Reichstag basement to the palace of the speaker of the Reichstag--none other than Hermann Goering--just across the street. As the evidence piled up, there was little doubt that the Nazis themselves had set the fire..."

"In 1946 Allied Intelligence officers found a copy of a letter to Von Hindenburg in which the writer said he was one of the last of twenty-two storm troopers who had been assigned by Captain Ernest Roehm to start the Reichstag fire. The letter described in detail how the fire had been started in twenty-two spots with gunpowder and strips of celluloid, and revealed that Van der Lubbe had been assigned to set fire to an anteroom. What Lubbe did not know was that there would be other arsonists. While the...Dutchman was setting his charges, the main body of storm troopers fired the main hall after Roehm had made sure Van der Lubbe was `still jumping about in the antiroom.'
"The Intelligence officers in Munich said they were satisfied that the letter was genuine, but they refused to disclose how they had found it."    

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