Minister of the Interior and Defence Groener resigns from both offices. Under pressure from the “national opposition”, which is both criticizing the bans on the SA and the SS and demanding a ban on the Black, Red, Gold Banner of the Reich, Hindenburg lets go of his former quartermaster general of the OHL. Groener’s resignation is a sign of the disintegration of the Brüning government and the “national opposition’s” efforts to instate a right-wing government.
[Kolb, p. 458-459]
Hindenburg calls for Brüning to step down. On the following day Brüning announces that the entire government is being dissolved. Brüning’s resignation is the result of Schleicher’s intrigue. He wants to pave the way for a right-wing government. An appropriate reason for Brüning’s resignation is the dispute between Brüning and Hindenburg over the “Ostsiedlung” (“eastward expansion”) emergency decree. The government planned to use the decree to have non-justifiable goods in the East be confiscated for the purposes of rural resettlement. Hindenburg’s peers with interests in large agricultural enterprises convince him to refuse to sign the decree.
[Kolb, p. 140-141]