The Reichstag Fire - it was an Arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, and it happened four weeks after Hitler became Chancellor of Germany
A few days after the fire, in the election on 5 March 1933, 44 per cent of the German people voted for the Nazis, who won 288 seats in the Reichstag.
On the 23rd of March 1933, the Enabling Act was passed by the Reichstag. The Act gave Hitler the right to make laws without the Reichstag’s approval for the next four years. It gave Hitler absolute power to make laws, which allowed him to do whatever he wanted and control many.
Changes that Hitler made, made Germany a one-party state and destroyed democracy in the country.When a new Reichstag election was held in December 1933, the Nazis won 92 % of the vote.
Hitler ordered the SS( the Schutzaffel) to murder around 400 people. These people were mostly SA leaders but were also a number of other people whom Hitler saw as a threat, such as the previous Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher. In public, Hitler justified the slaughter by accusing the SA of being homosexuals and plotting against Germany.On 3 July 1934, the Reichstag passed a law retrospectively legalising the Night of the Long Knives.
When President Hindenburg died on 2 August, Hitler did not hold an election to replace him. Instead, he declared himself jointly President, Chancellor and Head of the Army and he became known as the Führer (leader).This formally made Hitler the absolute ruler of Germany.