, who joined a conspiracy headed by Oberstleutnant Hans Oster and Major Helmuth Groscurth of the Abwehr. Nazi book burnings took place; nineteen such events were held on the night of Tens of thousands of books from dozens of figures, including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Helen Keller, Alfred Kerr, Marcel Proust, Erich Maria Remarque, Upton Sinclair, Jakob Wassermann,. In addition to calling for the rapid construction of steel mills, synthetic rubber plants, and other factories, Göring instituted wage and price controls and restricted the issuance of stock dividends. Suicide rates in Germany increased, particularly in areas where the Red Army was advancing. Women were encouraged to leave the workforce, and the creation of large families by racially suitable women was promoted through a propaganda campaign. This amendment allowed Hitler and his cabinet to pass lawseven laws that violated the constitutionwithout the consent of the president or the Reichstag. "Statistisches Jahrbuch für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (PDF) (in German).