Berlin: Druck und Verlag der Reichsdruckerei, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Large Quarto. (4) 14 (2), 15-54, 17, 16, 15, 15, 12, 11, 5, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 7, 5, 1, 1, 2, 1, 18pp. Original gray quarter cloth over light green boards with black lettering and framing on cover, black lettering on full paper label of spine. Volume 457: Stenographic reports, attachments to the stenographic reports, indices. German Eagle on title page.
Important historical document around the events of the Reichstagsbrand and the subsequent power grab by the Nazis. Published in 1934 this document recaps the events leading up to this historical moment starting with the celebration at the Garnisonkirche zu Potsdam (Garrison Church at Potsdam), including the speeches given by Adolf Hitler and Reich President Paul von Hindenburg on that occasion, and Göring's speech at the opening of a Reichstag session on March 21st, 1933, the first session of the parliament at the Kroll Opera after the Reichstags fire.
Following this chapter the document contains an announcement by Göring, President of the Reichstag, convening the first session of the Reichstag on March 21, 1933, followed by the agenda for the 2nd session of the Reichstag on March 23, 1933 and the protocols of the first session, Tuesday March 21st, 1933, including a list of attendees of the session, and the 2nd session on Thursday March 23, 1933, with debates of the drafts of the law for the "Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich (Enabling Act), including lengthy deliberations rendered by Adolf Hitler and president Göring. The document furthermore contains the list of members of the Reichstag by name voting for and against the "Enabling Act". The law was adopted by a vote of 444 to 94 without abstentions.
The protocol of the 3rd session of May 17, 1933, includes a lengthy appeal by Hitler claiming Germany's right to revise the 1919 Treaty of Versailles based on the fact that the disarmament of allied forces as requested in this treaty has not been met. Hitler welcomes the English and Roosevelt's plans to emancipate Germany but rejects any kind of agreement that would manifest Germany's disadvantage indefinitely. Leaving the League of Nations would be the only consequence possible if the current situation of political and economic misery caused by the Versailles Treaty isn't rectified. Subsequently the resolution of the government to obtain equal rights for Germany is put to a vote by President Göring and unanimously accepted.
This protocol is followed by an alphabetical register of the members of the Reichstag (attachment No. 1) and by a correction thereof. Attachment No. 2 is a register of members of the Reichstag based on electoral districts, also followed by a correction thereof. Attachment No. 3 is a list of members of the Reichstag based on political factions, again followed by a correction thereof. Attachment No. 4 is a register of the members of the Reich government, the authorized members of the Reichsrat, and a register of the Reich governors.
Attachments 5, proposal to change the rules of order for the Reichstag, 6, a draft of the law "Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich", and 7, Dr. Breitscheid and comrades name ten parliamentary representatives and request the Reichstag to vote on their release from prison, to follow. And two oral reports of the 3rd committee reject the proposed release of parliamentary representatives from prison (Att. 8), and adopt the changes to the Reichstag "rules of order (att. 9)."
Attachment Nos. 10 and 11 relate details to Article 48 of the Reichs-Constitution, regulating states of emergencies. Att. Nos. 12 and 13 relate to laws regulating the service of public officials, No. 14 the General Accounting Office, and Nos. 16 and 17 relate to Article 48. Attachment 17, a proposal of representative Löbl and comrades requests a vote of the Reichstag regarding the release of 17 representatives from prison. Attachment 18 relates to the emancipation of Germany and states that the Reichstag backs the current government in this matter. No. 19 is a financial report for 1931/32 of the department for grain cultivation, including a balance sheet, and No. 20 a report of the survey commission for the assistance of German Eastern regions, including tables. Attachment 21 is an administrative billing issue, No. 22 a decree of the Reich President on dissolving the Reichstag. Nos. 23 and 24 are listings of changes in the alphabetical register of members of the Reichstag during the election period 1933, respectively changes in the Reich government during the same period. The convolute closes with two registers relating to negotiations of the Reichstag relating to the attachments of the VIII. Election Period, 1933: one a subject index, the other an index of speeches held during this period.
Text in German, Gothic script. Some wear along edges and rubbing of covers, some sunning along edges. Spine rubbed with some loss of lettering. Block age toned. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg-. Item #44115