legitimised power through its initial revolutionary activities, then through manipulation of legal mechanisms, the use of police powers, and by taking control of the state and federal institutions. A vast security network spied on the activities of clergy and priests were frequently denounced, arrested or sent to concentration camps many to the dedicated clergy barracks at Dachau. These laws initially prohibited sexual relations and marriages between Aryans and Jews and were later extended to include "Gypsies, Negroes or their bastard offspring". Victories continued through mid-1940, but the failure to defeat Britain was the first major turning point in the war. The party, especially its paramilitary organisation Sturmabteilung (SA; Storm Detachment; Brownshirts used physical violence to advance their political position, disrupting the meetings of rival organisations and attacking their members (as well as Jewish people) on the streets. Therefore, less than a year and a half after seizing power, Hitler ordered the deaths of the SA leadership, including Rohm. International Law: A Dictionary. In addition, soldiers looted or purchased goods such as produce and clothingitems, which were becoming harder to obtain in Germanyfor shipment home. This pause provided the Red Army with an opportunity to mobilise fresh reserves. On 10 May, the government seized the assets of the Social Democrats, and they were banned on 22 June. Many art museum directors lost their posts in 1933 and were replaced by party members. Persecution of Jews Further information: Anti-Jewish legislation in prewar Nazi Germany Discrimination against Jews began immediately after the seizure of power. Twelve Subsequent Nuremberg trials of 184 defendants were held between 19Between 19, the Allies investigated 3,887 cases, of which 489 were brought to trial. Attempts to assassinate Hitler resumed in earnest in 1943, with Henning von Tresckow joining Oster's group and attempting to blow up Hitler's plane in 1943. On, Hitler survived an assassination attempt. "Simon Properties postpones luxury Copley Place tower". He expected this time they would be met by force. German troops entered Austria the next day, to be greeted with enthusiasm by the populace.