Led by Bruno Ernst Buchrucker, groups of the Black Reichswehr wanted to bring down the Reich government of Chancellor Gustav Stresemann and replace the parliamentarian-democratic Republic with a national dictatorship. Another motive for the putsch was the Reichswehr's decision to disband work details, causing many of their members to lose their livelihood.
The attempt to occupy Küstrin, a garrison city, was prevented by units of the Reichswehr. Buchrucker and other officers were arrested and sentenced for high treason to imprisonment in a fortress or prison. The bulk of the rebels were soon released and were not punished.
- Bernhard Sauer, "Die Schwarze Reichswehr und der geplante Marsch auf Berlin" (PDF) Berlin in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Jahrbuch des Landesarchivs Berlin (2008). (in German)
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