4 - 5 July
The Nazi government enacts a number of laws in which it both implements its inhuman, racist, Social Darwinist ideology (“Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring” and the denaturalization and expropriation of “eastern Jewish” emigrants), and on the other hand retrospectively legitimize the outcomes of the “national revolution”, the suppression of political opponents and the confiscation of assets by passing relevant laws (“Law regarding the Confiscation of Assets in the Hands of Enemies of the People and the State”). This process culminates in the passing of the “Law against the Founding of New Parties”, which only permits the existence of one party: the NSDAP.
[Bauer, p. 213-214]
Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen and Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenico Pacelli sign the concordat treaty between Germany and the Vatican. The Nazi regime undertakes to guarantee the continued existence, activity and institutions of the Catholic Church. In return the Catholic Church undertakes to prohibit all clergy from being a member of a political party.
[Tofahrn, p. 27]