And I have faced. The Germans reaffirmed their alliance with Italy and signed non-aggression pacts with Denmark, Estonia, and Latvia whilst trade links were formalised with Romania, Norway, and Sweden. While the murder of Jewish civilians had been ongoing in the occupied territories of Poland and the Soviet Union, plans for the total eradication of the Jewish population of Europeeleven million peoplewere formalised at the Wannsee Conference. Soviet forces continued to push westward after the failed German offensive at the Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943. Third Reich drittes Reich meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire the first two being the. The Coming of the Third Reich. By 1939, over two-thirds of the newspapers and magazines were directly owned by the Propaganda Ministry. Hitler therefore led a short-lived coalition government formed with the German National People's Party. Citations Bibliography "Agreement Between the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Provisional Government of the French Republic on Certain Additional Requirements to be Imposed on Germany". The regime used violence and economic pressure to encourage Jews to voluntarily leave the country.