GERMANY: Flaming Reichstag

With Chancellor Adolf Hitler seeking control of the Reichstag by a campaign of unparalleled violence and bitterness (TIME, Feb. 13, et seq.) leading up to the General Election Sunday March 5, suddenly this week the Reichstag Building caught fire.

Starting in four places at once, flames soon swept up to the great square gilded cupola of the Reichstag, as famous through Germany as is the dome of the Capitol in Washington among U. S. citizens. Soon the cupola was a glowing hodge-podge of incandescent girders. Every fire engine in Berlin was called...

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