The Reichskonkordat (Reich Concordat) treaty with the Vatican was signed in 1933, amid continuing harassment of the church in Germany. Translated by Steinberg, Jean. World War II (Top) Animated map showing the sequence of events in Europe throughout World War II (Bottom) Germany and its allies at the height of Axis success, 1942 Foreign policy Further information: Diplomatic history of World War II Germany Germany's wartime foreign policy involved. Hitler's peace overtures to the new British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were rejected in July 1940. People such as prostitutes and pickpockets were judged to be inherently criminal and a threat to the community. Following a month-long series of attacks by members of the SA on Jewish businesses and synagogues, on itler declared a national boycott of Jewish businesses. The goal was to build a classless society based on racial purity and the perceived need to prepare for warfare, conquest and a struggle against Marxism. Most of the judicial system and legal codes of the Weimar Republic remained in place to deal with non-political crimes. Propaganda campaigns claimed the church was corrupt, restrictions were placed on public meetings and Catholic publications faced censorship. New York: Little, Brown. However, with the requirement that men be enlisted into the armed forces during the war, women comprised half of the enrolment in the post-secondary system by 1944. Hitler's leadership style was to give contradictory orders to his subordinates and to place them in positions where their duties and responsibilities overlapped. The Nazi government declared a "Day of National Labor" for May Day 1933, and invited many trade union delegates to Berlin for celebrations. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield. The Red Army launched a counter-offensive on 19 November and encircled the Axis forces, who were trapped in Stalingrad on 23 November.