German Empire (18711918) as the second. He ordered that those of Germanic descent who refused to be classified as ethnic Germans should be deported to concentration camps, have their children taken away, or be assigned to forced labour. "Nevertheless, the available evidence suggests that, on the whole, ordinary Germans did not approve. The Romani were forbidden to marry people of German extraction. Did the Children Cry?: Hitler's War Against Jewish and Polish Children. In addition to Hitler's stated purpose of acquiring Lebensraum, this large-scale offensivecodenamed Operation Barbarossa was intended to destroy the Soviet Union and seize its natural resources for subsequent aggression against the Western powers. It could not be expected that even for a brief period our Air Force could make up for our lack of naval supremacy." Raeder 2001,. . Overy, Richard (2005) 2004. Existing laws banning abortion except for medical reasons were strictly enforced by the Nazi regime. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. Most of the judicial system and legal codes of the Weimar Republic remained in place to deal with non-political crimes. Following the invasion of Poland, 2,500 Roma and Sinti people were deported from Germany to the General Government, where they were imprisoned in labour camps. By 1939, over two thirds of the newspapers and magazines were directly owned by the Propaganda Ministry. New York; London:.