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The invitations, sent by telegram four days earlier, left no doubt. The capital was calling. On Monday, February 20th, 1933, at 6 p.m., about two dozen of Nazi Germany's wealthiest and most influential businessmen arrived, on foot or by chauffeured car, to attend a meeting at the official residence of the Reichstag president, Hermann Goring, in the heart of Berlin's government and business district.