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1934 Marinus Van Der Lubbe executed....



Item # 576715

January 11, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 11, 1934

* Marinus Van Der Lubbe is guilty
* Reichstag fire suspect... executed by guillotine

This 42 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "VAN DER LUBBE DIES ON NAZI GUILLOTINE", "Germany Beheads Reichstag Incendiary in Lepzig, Taking the World by Surprise", "He Goes To Fate Silently", and more. Reporting continues on page 9 with photo of Van Der Lubbe (see images).

The coverage tells of the execution of Marinus Van Der Lubbe for starting the Reichstag fire in Berlin, Germany.

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: Marinus (Rinus) van der Lubbe (13 January 1909 – 10 January 1934) was a Dutch council communist accused of, and controversially executed for, setting fire to the German Reichstag building on February 27, 1933, an event known as the Reichstag fire. He was posthumously pardoned in 2008.

According to the Berlin police, van der Lubbe claimed to have set the Reichstag building on fire as a try to rally the German workers against fascist rule. Under torture, he confessed again and was brought to trial along with the leaders of the opposition Communist Party. At his trial van der Lubbe was sentenced to death for the Reichstag fire. The other four defendants (Ernst Torgler, Georgi Dimitrov, Blagoi Popov, and Vassili Tanev) at the trial were cleared. He was guillotined in a Leipzig prison yard on 10 January 1934, three days before his 25th birthday. He was buried in an unmarked grave on the Südfriedhof (South Cemetery) in Leipzig.

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