On the formation of the Wirth ministry in May 1921 he was appointed Minister of Reconstruction, and in that capacity negotiated with the French minister, Loucheur, a convention for supplying German materials for the restoration of the devastated area in France, and thus paying in kind part of the reparation which the German Reich had undertaken to pay in gold.
1922 he became Foreign Minister in the Wirth Ministry.
Wirth, L' Art tcheque contemporaine (1920); W.
The constitutionalists remained I See Wirth, Geschichte der Handelskrisen (Frankfort, 1885); and an interesting article by Schaffle in the Zeitschrift f.
The origin of the name Wurttemberg is uncertain, but the once popular derivation from Wirth am Berg is now universally rejected.
This hostility, which amounted to a real vendetta, was based, not so much upon the foreign policy of its victim, his negotiation of the Armistice terms and the decisive influence which he exercised in securing the acceptance of the Treaty of Versailles; as upon his financial policy both as Finance Minister in 1919 and as the Democratic Catholic supporter and, it is said, the political adviser of the Catholic Chancellor of the Reich, Dr. Wirth, in the preparation in the summer of 1921 of a fresh scheme of taxation designed to impose new burdens upon capital and upon the prosperous landed interest.
The Government of the Reich, under Dr. Wirth as Chancellor, manifested considerable firmness, and ultimately in Sept.
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