Encyclopedia > Marinus van der Lubbe

  Article Content

Marinus van der Lubbe

Marinus van der Lubbe (January 13, 1909 - January 10, 1934) was a Dutch communist accused of setting fire to the German Reichstag building on February 27, 1933.

Employed in his youth as a bricklayer in the Netherlands, van der Lubbe suffered a debilitating accident in 1926, leaving him unemployed. He soon joined the Dutch Communist Party and planned to emigrate to the Soviet Union, but lacked the funds to do so. Instead, he went to Germany, where he was active in the local communists battles with the Nazis.

Van der Lubbe was beheaded after his arrest and trial on January 10, 1934, just three days before his twenty-fifth birthday. For details, refer to the Reichstag fire page.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Monaco Grand Prix

... future for some time yet. The Grand Prix of Monaco is organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco who also runs the Monte Carlo Rally and the Monaco Kart ...

This page was created in 31.6 ms