That night, Hitler was certain that the fire
had been started by the Communists. ‘I hope it’s the work of the
Communists,’ he told me. ‘If it is, I will destroy them
completely.’ What I saw – how Hitler behaved when he saw the fire
– does NOT fit in with the theory that the Nazis had started the fire.
Delmer was a journalist with the Daily
Express. He was with Hitler on the night of the fire. He wrote this
in a letter to a German newspaper in 1959.
On the night of the fire, who did Hitler think had started the fire?
What did Hitler say?
Why did Hitler want the fire to have been started by the Communists?
Did Hitler seem excited by the idea that the Communists started the
Where were you on the night of the fire?
Did you see Hitler behave like this with your own eyes?
Does what you saw – how Hitler behaved – fit with the theory that
Hitler had started the fire?
What is your job?
Is the Daily express the most important newspaper in the world?
Do you not think it strange that Hitler, on such an important
occasion, was not with the Chief Fireman, or with Goring or Goebbels, or
with the police? Is it not strange that, on such an important event, he
was with a foreign journalist from the Daily
When you see a film of an actor playing Hitler, is that actor pretending
to be angry, and surprised, but really he is just acting?
Is it possible that Hitler was acting, in 1933?
Is it possible that Hitler was acting like this, just so that you
would go away and tell everybody that he couldn’t possibly have started
When did you write this story?
The fire happened in 1933. How many years are there between 1933 and
Is it not possible, that, in 26 years, you might have forgotten what