Reichstag Fire The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, listen(helpĀ·info)) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, precisely four weeks after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s government stated that Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch council communist, was the culprit, … Continue reading Reichstag Fire