WHO/ Wolfgang Kapp, a Prussian civil servant and journalist, was a strict nationalist, and would be remembered for the failed Kapp Putsch of 1920. Kapp was adamant that Weimar Germany had failed the nation, and this fuelled his motivations for the Kapp Putsch. Kapp was elected into the Reichstag in 1919 as a monarchist.
WHEN/ July 24, 1858 – June 12, 1922
WHERE/ Born in New York City, US. Kapp would flee to Sweden after the failed Kapp Putsch, and after two years returned to Germany to face his trial and would die from cancer while in custody in Leipzig, Germany.
WALTHER VON LUTTWITZ
WHO/ Walther von Luttwitz was a German general who fought in World War I. Luttwitz would be remembered as being the driving force behind the Kapp Putsch, where he ordered the Freikorps into Berlin in an attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic. Luttwitz fled to Saxony and then to Hungary after the failed Kapp Putsch, he would then return to Germany in 1924 after an amnesty.
WHEN/ February 2, 1859 – September 20, 1942
WHERE/ Born in Bodland, Prussia. Died in Breslau at the age of 83.
An overview of the men who inspired the Kapp Putsch in 1920, an right-wing uprising supported by the Freikorps who aimed to overthrow the Weimar Republic