existence of a racial conflict between the Aryan master race and inferior races, particularly Jews, who were viewed as a mixed race that had infiltrated society and were responsible for the exploitation and repression of the Aryan race. Retrieved Shirer, William. Political courts called Sondergerichte sentenced some 12,000 members of the German resistance to death, and civil courts sentenced an additional 40,000 Germans. Government See also: Government of Nazi Germany Hitler, Göring, Goebbels and Rudolf Hess during a military parade in 1933 Hitler ruled Germany autocratically by asserting the Führerprinzip leader principle which called for absolute obedience of all subordinates. London; New York: Longman. Die Vertreibung im deutschen Erinnern. The Nazis issued a ban on sexual relations between Germans and foreign workers.