The official funeral service is held for the late Reichspräsident Friedrich Ebert in the Präsidentenpalais. Reichskanzler Hans Luther delivers the commemorative speech. The body is then brought past the Reichstag building in a funeral procession and transported via a special train to Heidelberg. Ebert is buried there the next day.
On 4 March the SPD announces that it would like to create a foundation with the name Friedrich Ebert in honor of the Reichspräsident. The aim of the foundation is to provide grants for young, talented people to study at state-recognized institutes.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 247-248]
The president of the Reichsgericht, Walter Simons, is sworn in as acting Reichspräsident. He is appointed to this post until 30 April 1925.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 248]
Drei-Kronen-Verlag in Munich publishes Lion Feuchtwanger’s book “Jud Süß”.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 249]
None of the candidates is able to obtain an absolute majority in the first round of the presidential elections. The following candidates receive the most votes out of all candidates: Karl Jarres for the DNVP, DVP and the German Völkisch Party with 10.79 million, Otto Braun for the SPD with 7.8 million and Wilhelm Marx for the Center Party with 3.99 million. A second ballot must be organized in order to decide the elections.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 250]