Joseph Goebbels in left foreground with raised finger. In the background a pile of books out of which flames rise, works by Thomas Mann, Lenin, Karl Marx, Egon Erwin Kisch and Erich Maria Remarque can be made out. Behind is the Reichstag, also burning. Underneath is the caption: “Also sprach Dr. Goebbels: Laßt uns aufs neue Brände entfachen, auf daß die Verblendeten nicht erwachen!”(ed. trans. “Thus spoke Dr Goebbels: Let us start new fires lest the blinded awaken!”)