GERMANY: Hitler Enabled

Before Berlin's Kroll Opera House swarmed a crowd of young Nazis last week.

"Give us the Enabling Act!" they chanted, "give us the Enabling Act or there will be another fire!"

The Reichstag was meeting in the Opera House because the central hall of the Reichstag building had been gutted by incendiary fire, a fire that despite popular murmurings the Nazis have persistently blamed on Communists. Because of the fire every Communist deputy was in jail. So the young Nazis' cry was easily answered : The Reichstag passed the Enabling Act 441-94. Adolf...

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