in the racial policies of Nazi Germany In August 1934, civil servants and members of the military were required to swear an oath of unconditional obedience to Hitler. Archived from the original (PDF) on Retrieved Biddiscombe, Perry (2001). These laws became the basis of the Führerprinzip, the concept that Hitler's word overrode all existing laws. Thus Jews and other non-Aryans were stripped of their German citizenship. New York: Little, Brown. Cadaverland: Inventing a Pathology of Catastrophe for Holocaust Survival: The Limits of Medical Knowledge and Memory in France. A supplementary decree issued in November defined as Jewish anyone with three Jewish grandparents, or two grandparents if the Jewish faith was followed. Roosevelt for military disarmament, provided the other nations of Europe did the same. " NS-Frauenwarte : Paper of the National Socialist Women's League". With the introduction of compulsory military service in 1935, the Reichswehr, which had been limited to 100,000 by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, expanded to 750,000 on active service at the start of World War II, with a million more in the reserve. All legislation proposed by cabinet ministers had to be approved by the office of Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess, who could also veto top civil service appointments. After the war started, slave labourers were extensively used. With Hitler's approval, Himmler intended that the new society of the Nazi regime should destigmatise illegitimate births, particularly of children fathered by members of the SS, who were vetted for racial purity.