A fateful fire engulfs Germany's parliament at the Reichstag
One of the book's illustrations depicts the "Reichstagsbrand," a fire engulfing the German parliament building on February 28, 1933. Hitler's takeover not only spelled disaster for Europe and the world, but also for German culture. Countless artists were arrested, assassinated or expelled. The new book about Berlin highlights one of Germany's greatest periods, but one that ended in catastrophe.