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  • Van Der Lubbe Alone In The Reichstag
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    1. Rudolf Diels, who was the head of the Prussian political police at the time of the fire, wrote source A. In his account of events, he explains that Van Der Lubbe was caught red handed at the incident, and after questioning Van Der Lubbe he believed that the suspect was alone and there was no evidence that other people could have been involved, even other communists. During the trial of Van Der Lubbe in 1933, he openly confessed to setting fire to the building, but denied that he had been help...
  • Mr Van Der Luyden
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    The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, contains many flat, static characters representing Old New York society. At the apex of that society is Mr. and Mrs. Henry van derluydens. As the narrator describes, their appearances are rare, but yet these few appearances provide more than enough information for the reader to 'know' the character. This information comes from several sources. The first is the narrator, when most of Old New York society is described. The second reference involves Newland A...
  • One Of Van Der Waals Three Forces
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    Biography Johannes Diderik van der Waals was born on November 23, 1837 in Leyden, located in The Netherlands. His parents were Jacobus van der Waals, a carpenter and Elisabeth van den Burg. Without having much money to start with, van der Waals had to work his way up the latter. After completing his elementary education in Leyden, he became a schoolteacher. Having no prior knowledge of classical languages, and being exempt from taking academic examinations, he continued studying at Leyden Univer...
  • Start Van Der Lubbe
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    The Reichstag Fire One of Hitler's first actions was to organise another election. He hoped the Nazis would win enough seats to form a government on their own, rather than leading a "Coalition" with other parties. Then, one week before polling day, a strange thing happened February 27 1933; a very cold night in Berlin. A man walking past the Reichstag building was showered with glass. When he looked inside he saw someone holding a torch. The man called the police. The same evening, Hitler was ha...
  • Van Der Lubbe Alone In The Reichstag
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    WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REICHSTAG FIRE? 1. Rudolf Diels, who was the head of the Prussian police at the time, wrote source A. It says that Van Der Lubbe was caught red handed and that he must have acted alone, there was no proof of anyone else being involved, not even communists. During Van Der Lubbe's trial in 1933, he confessed he had set fire to the Reichstag, but said he hadn't been helped. Source B shows that he was insistent that he had worked alone. This agrees with source A, but Van ...
  • Van Der Horst
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    DUTCH PRESENT-DAY SOCIETY Fall semester 2003/2004 QUESTION 3 OF THE EXAM a few remarks: (R) Use your own words in formulating your answer. (R) Give references to page numbers where necessary. (R) Your answer will be about 500 words in length. (R) Hand in your answer, a) The first reason that Van der Horst displays in his work for the increasing loneliness within Dutch society is the depillarization within society. Therefore getting rid of secularization and enforcing individualism. Van der Horst...

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