control of the nsdap were the churches. In Brüggemeier, Franz-Josef; Cioc, Mark; Zeller, Thomas. Germany assumed full control in France in 1942, Italy in 1943, and Hungary in 1944. Large-scale aerial bombing of Germany escalated in 1944 and the Axis powers were driven back in Eastern and Southern Europe. This court handed out over 5,000 death sentences until its dissolution in 1945. A supplementary decree issued in November defined as Jewish anyone with three Jewish grandparents, or two grandparents if the Jewish faith was followed.