Women: Children, Kitchen, Church

nazi women 2Take hold of kettle, broom and pan,
Then you’ll surely get a man!
Shop and office leave alone,
Your true life work lies at home.”

The mission of women is to be beautiful and to bring children into the world. This is not at all as………unmodern as it sounds. The female bird pretties herself for her mate and hatches eggs for him. In exchange, the male takes care of gathering food, and stands guard and wards off the enemy.”
Joseph Goebbels, 1929

Adolf Hitler had very clear ideas about the role of women in the Third Reich. Hitler reduced women’s social activity to a purely biological purpose. It was their duty to assure the future of the German race. Women were to be the homemakers of society, cooking, cleaning, keeping house and making themselves healthy and beautiful for their racially pure husbands with whom they would produce numerous children.From school age onwards girls were prepared for their future role and were taught appropriate subjects such as cooking and needlework as well as health and beauty.

The guidelines for being an ideal woman in Nazi Germany were as follows:

• Women should not work for a living
• Women should not wear trousers
• Women should not wear makeup
• Women should not wear high-heeled shoes
• Women should not dye or perm their hair

Mothers and Aryan Women
Nazi Policies Towards Womenn
University of Vermont blog

Women in the Nazi Years
Women’s Dossier

National Socialist Women’s League
Wikipedia

Hitler’s Speech to the National Socialist Women’s League (September 8, 1934)
German History in Documents and Images

Women in the Third Reich
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Kinder, Küche, Kirche
Wikipedia

German Women and 3 K’s
German Culture

Annotated Bibliography
Nazi Policies Towards Womenn
University of Vermont blog

For the Wives and Mothers of our Fallen on Mother’s Day 1944
German Propaganda Archive

The Role of Women in Nazi Germany
History Learning Site

Reich Bride Schools
Wikipedia

Nazi Bride Schools: ‘These girls were the nucleus of the Reich’
The Telegraph

The Perfect Nazi Bride
The New Yorker

An Illustrated Report from the Reich Brides’ and Housewives’ School at Husbäke in Oldenburg – Text
German Propaganda Archive

An Illustrated Report from the Reich Brides’ and Housewives’ School at Husbäke in Oldenburg
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

Nazi Germany – Role of Women
History on the Net

“Gemeinschaftsfremd”
Nazi Persecution of Deviant Behavior
On the History of Nazi Medicine in Vienna

Nazi Germany: Recreating the Role of the German Woman and the Family Structure Georgia Gwinnett College

German Wife And Mother: The Role Of Women In The Third Reich
From Functionaries Of Totalitarian Rule — Part 3 of ‘The Face Of The Third Reich’ (1999)
Our Civilization

Images – Gender, Family, and Generations German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

The Frauen Warte: 1935-1945
German Propaganda Archive
The Frauen Warte was the Nazi Party’s biweekly illustrated magazine for women

NS-Frauenwarte: The Only Official Party Magazine for Women (April 1940)
German History in Documents and Images

Behind every Nazi mass murderer was a woman: New book claims women under Hitler were just as ruthless as men
Daily Mail Online

 

 

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