(PDF) (in German). Heinemann, Isabel; Oberkrome, Willi; Schleiermacher, Sabine; Wagner, Patrick (2006). Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The Nazis undertook a propaganda campaign to try to generate support for an invasion. Germany (West) Presse- und Informationsamt (1961). On 2 May, General Helmuth Weidling unconditionally surrendered Berlin to Soviet General Vasily Chuikov. New York: Penguin Books. "Barbarossa Revisited: A Critical Reappraisal of the Opening Stages of the Russo-German Campaign (JuneDecember 1941. Princeton,.J.: Princeton University Press. United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumHolocaust Encyclopedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2012. The Reichstag Fire Decree, imposed on 28 February 1933, rescinded most civil liberties, including rights of assembly and freedom of the press. Austria and Czechoslovakia Main articles: Anschluss and German occupation of Czechoslovakia Further information: Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (Top) Hitler proclaims the Anschluss on the Heldenplatz, Vienna, (Bottom) Ethnic Germans use the Nazi salute to greet German soldiers. While the murder of Jewish civilians had been ongoing in the occupied territories of Poland and the Soviet Union, plans for the total eradication of the Jewish population of Europeeleven million peoplewere formalised at the Wannsee Conference. His hope was that each SS family would have between four and six children.