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View of the Kroll Opera House, where the Reichstag Met after the Reichstag Fire (1938)
The so-called Enabling Act, which transferred parliamentary legislative authority to the Reich administration, was approved by the Reichstag on March 23, 1933, in the Kroll Opera House. From that point on, the disempowered Reichstag continued to meet in the Kroll Opera House at irregular intervals to give Hitler's dictatorship an air of legitimacy. The last session of the Reichstag was held in 1942. The building was damaged in air attacks in 1943 and was torn down after the end of the war. Photo by Julius Wilcke.