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27th February 1933
The date when the Reichstag fire took place
Marinus Van Der Lubbe
A young, mentally deranged Dutch Communist who was discovered at the Reichstag fire scene and arrested
Because Van der Lubbe was a Communist Hitler claimed the fire showed how dangerous the communists were.
After the fire Hindenburg agreed that Hitler should of take this power in order to deal with the Communists
The Communist and Social Democratic parties were banned after their connections to the fire
The house/seat of the German Parliament
1933 Emergency powers
Introduced because of the fire. Hitler used emergency powers to stop Communists taking up seats in the Reichstag
The Nazis had 45% of the vote
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