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Reichstag fire: ashes of democracy (Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century: Politics in Action No. 3)

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 1st 1972 by Ballantine Books
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Gerry Germond
Aug 22, 2016 Gerry Germond rated it it was ok
This is a short, but detailed (lots of names) play-by-play of the fire itself, the activities leading up to it, the post-fire arrests, the Nazis’ crackdown, the preliminary hearing, the Communists’ (they were blamed by the new Nazi government) countermoves, the London trial (which, of course, did not render an enforceable judgement), and the final trial in Leipzig and its results. To me, the main point or effect of the Reichstag fire is reached on page 84, halfway through the book: “The most imp ...more
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