2 - 6 May
Germany offers to pay a total of 30 billion Reichsmarks in reparations. France and Belgium refuse this offer. England’s attempts at mediation also fail.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 194]
Due to the increase in acts of sabotage, the French occupying forces increase penalties and even sentence perpetrators to death. The best known victim is the National Socialist Albert Leo Schlageter, who is sentenced to death on 9 May and is killed on 26 May by a firing squad. Schlageter is widely commemorated as a “martyr” and “hero” by supporters of a variety of parties.
[Büttner, p. 164 -165 /780]