QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnThe mentally unstable van der Lubbe had a history of arson (e.g. spontaneous burning of property in Holland). It is irrefutable evidence that he was acting alone. All he had was a box of matches and some firelighters.Well, at least now you agree that he did it.From wiki:QuoteDispute about van der Lubbe's role in the Reichstag fireAccording to Ian Kershaw, writing in 1998, the consensus of nearly all historians is that Van der Lubbe did, in fact, set the Reichstag fire.Although Van der Lubbe was certainly an arsonist, and clearly played a role, there has been considerable popular and scientific debate over whether he acted alone. The case is still actively discussed.The evidence suggests it, but you never know with history. No Wikileaks in 1933.According to Evans (foremost expert on these matters), the standpoint of Tobias (Der Reichstagsbrand) and Mommsen (Der Reichstagsbrand und seine politisch Folgen, VfZ, 12 (1964), pp. 351-413) that he operated alone has not been shaken.
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