War was unprecedented in the history of warfare. In 1939, before Germany acquired control of the last two regions which had been in its control before the Versailles TreatyAlsace-Lorraine, Danzig and the Polish Corridorits area was 633,786 square kilometres (244,706 sq mi). Although Japan was a powerful ally, the relationship was distant, with little co-ordination or co-operation. Consolidation of power The SA leadership continued to apply pressure for greater political and military power. Censorship See also: List of authors banned in Nazi Germany Nazi book burning on in Berlin, as books by Jewish and leftist authors were burned Newspapers, like other media, were controlled by the state; the Reich Press Chamber shut down or bought newspapers and publishing. Jewish civil servants lost their jobs in 1933, except for those who had seen military service in World War. The Nazis would take from the Jews their wealth, their right to intermarry with non-Jews, and their right to occupy many fields of labour (such as law, medicine, or education). Political offenders who were released from prison were often immediately re-arrested by the Gestapo and confined in a concentration camp. 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. Hitler was succeeded by Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz as Reich President and Goebbels as Reich Chancellor.