The glass of the huge dome roof broke, and
caused a big up-draught of air. This made the fire burn right up through
the cracks in the dome, and the flames were dragged through the whole
This was the report of Fireman Roth at the trial of
Van der Lubbe in 1933. His evidence was used to prove that the fire did
not need a lot of petrol and chemicals. Of course, he had been given his
job, and asked to say this, by the Nazis.
What was the Reichstag roof made of?
When it broke, how did this help to make the fire much worse?
So is it true that a little fire might have got out of control very
So would such a fire have needed lots of petrol and chemicals to
What is your job?
So do you know what you are talking about?
Do you know more about fires than, say, a journalist?
You are Chief Fireman in Berlin?
Who gave you your job?
Were you asked to say this by the Nazis at the trial of Van der
If you did not say this, is it possible that you might have lost