Holocaust, millions of Jews and other peoples deemed undesirable by the state were imprisoned, murdered in Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps, or shot. Hindenburg and Defence Minister Werner von Blomberg threatened to impose martial law if the activities of the SA were not curtailed. The Triumph of the Dark: European International History. By the end of 1942, the stringent selection and racial requirements that had initially been in place were no longer followed. The number of women enrolled in post-secondary schools dropped from 128,000 in 1933 to 51,000 in 1938. The Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service passed on 7 April forced all non-Aryan civil servants to retire from the legal profession and civil service.