Decrees dissolving political parties: DVP and Bavarian Party.
Decrees dissolving political parties: the Centre Party.
Concordat between Germany and the Vatican. Negotiated by the Catholic Franz von Papen, it conferred a certain legitimacy on the Nazi regime. Hitler sought to end Vatican support for the Catholic Centre Party while he proceeded to subordinate the churches and to corrupt Christianity into a state-centred form of neo-paganism. Pope Pius XI, like every other European statesmen after him, thought that he could appease and moderate the Nazis.
The Concordat gives Germans the right to practise religion and allows the church to administer itself. In return, Catholic priests are not to take part in politics. Some have charged that the Vatican, lured by guarantees for its schools and other institutions, has secured the Concordat by sacrificing the Centre Party, which had fought the Kulturkampf (Culture Battle). In fact, Pius XI does not believe that Catholic political action anywhere should serve as the primary means of defending church interests. Furthermore, it is clear from the beginning of July that Hitler does not need the Concordat to remove the clergy from German politics.
Law against the Establishment of Parties is introduced.
Reich Regulations for the Corporate Reorganization of Agriculture. German agriculture is in dire straits, and under Minister of Agriculture Walter Darré the Nazis are making genuine efforts to improve the lot of German farmers.