Nazi Germany Nazi society had elements supportive of animal rights and many people were fond of zoos and wildlife. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing. On 30 April, when Soviet troops were within two blocks of the Reich Chancellery, Hitler, along with his girlfriend and by then wife Eva Braun committed suicide. About 65 percent of the death sentences were carried out. The "Hitler Myth Image and Reality in the Third Reich. Fascist Italy objected to German claims in the Balkans and on Austria, which Benito Mussolini considered to be in Italy's sphere of influence. Any acts that were sanctioned by Hitlereven murderthus became legal. The Nazis encouraged the development of synthetic replacements for materials such as oil and textiles. Mass rapes of German women also took place. Hjalmar Schacht, President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics, created a scheme for deficit financing in May 1933. A total of 23,000 Romani were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp, of whom 19,000 died. Retrieved Overmans, Rüdiger (2000) 1999. Hitler's Foreign Policy 19331939: The Road to World War.