At a meeting of the council of the League of Nations in Geneva, Stresemann announces Germany’s acceptance of the jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of International Justice via the optional clause and the “Pariser Erlaß” on the reduction of French occupying forces in the Rhineland is formally announced. A heated debate flares up at the same time on international recognition of the German-Polish border, which Stresemann consistently refuses to accept.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 347-348]
At the ceremonial inauguration of the Tannenberg Memorial, Hindenburg openly denies German responsibility for the world war. “The war was the only [...] means left to defend ourselves against a world of enemies.” This statement causes a political stir and uproar, both at home and - in particular - abroad.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 348]