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In February 1933, shortly after Hitler came to power, the unemployed Dutch council communist Rinus van der Lubbe went to Berlin for a couple of weeks. On 25 February he committed arson in a centre... [Item of the Day]
Following the great burning of books in Hitler's Germany on May 10, 1933, some authors were able to rise from the ashes thanks to the Amsterdam publishing house Allert de Lange. A German department... [Item of the Day]
1933, March 7, member of Parliament Paul Hertz was provided with a public transport pass for Berlin and surroundings. He did not use it for long. Shortly afterwards he was forced to immigrate to... [Item of the Day]
During an official reception of the Hessian Parliament in Wiesbaden, 3 August 1983, the American general Paul Williams was sprayed with blood. The culprit, Frank Schwalba-Hoth (*1953), was a member... [Item of the Day]
In the aftermath of the First World War there was an insurrection in Munich headed by the leader of the Bavarian Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (USPD), Kurt Eisner. Eisner... [Item of the Day]
In January 1935 the German Nazis generated an avalanche of propaganda in the Saarland. Since the Versailles Peace Treaty (1919) Saarland was administered by the League of Nations. In a referendum on... [Item of the Day]
In 1977 the members of the Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF, Red Army Faction) are detained in the Stammheim Prison, and face a life sentence. In October a group of Palestinians comes to their support. They... [Item of the Day]
After the beginning of the 'Blitzkrieg' in Poland the German army achieved quick results. With tanks and airplanes the Polish army was trampled. On 6 September 1939 the city of Warsaw was threatened... [Item of the Day]
Rosa Luxemburg, imprisoned in the Breslau penitentiary, was able to continue working on her herbarium. Her secretary Mathilde Jacob, the only one able to visit her in prison, brought along the plants... [Item of the Day]
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, citizens of the German Democratic Republic were also able to vote for West German parties. At the elections of March 18 the Christian Democratic CDU and DA gain 41.... [Item of the Day]

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