Marinus van der Lubbe-the Dutch man who set fire to the Reichstag.

Marinus van der Lubbe was born in Leiden, on 13th January, 1909. His father, Franciscus Cornelis van der Lubbe, was a heavy drinker who left the family when he was seven years old. His mother died five years later. He was then raised by an older half sister and was brought up in extreme poverty.Continue reading “Marinus van der Lubbe-the Dutch man who set fire to the Reichstag.”