Women in Nazi Germany. In which German states and cities do all the Brits live? The ubiquitous images of women working with their bare hands moving rubble seem to tell a straightforward story.
Between 1945 and 1946, the Allied powers, in both West Germany and East Germany, ordered all women between 15 and 50 years of age to participate in the postwar cleanup.Cities At War - Berlin: The Doomed City (WW2 Documentary)
One of the objectives of the Nazi government was to reduce the number of women in higher education. We would eat well and have enough to drink. Public domain Propaganda poster on the occasion of the founding of the GDR The ubiquitous images of women working with their bare hands moving rubble seem to tell a straightforward story.
Great War, Total War, pp. However, the picture is complicated by the fact that Germany was divided.
Nine out of ten young women were sent to farms where they lived in barrack-like accommodation under close supervision. It was forbidden to photograph babies at the Lebensborn maternity homes and births were not registered through the official civil registry offices, but covered by a special certificate confirming their racial purity.
In public discourse their self-sacrifice has been invoked countless times. It may be unpopular to say this to an audience of women, but it must be said, because it is true and because it will help make clear our attitude toward women.
The rise and decline of the women's movement in German Social Democracy 1863-1933 , Pluto Press 1976: These statistics say it all.
The so-called granting of equal rights to women, which Marxism demands, in reality does not grant equal rights but constitutes a deprivation of rights, since it draws the woman into an area in which she will necessarily be inferior. Even before 1933 everybody was waiting for him as if he was a saviour.
By the end of the century, rubble women had become a positive founding myth amidst a lot of contested and uncomfortable twentieth-century German history. COM has chosen English as your language setting. Gallantry forbids one to give women an opportunity of putting themselves in situations that do not suit them. He argued that the Nazi government was protecting the best interests of women by encouraging them to get married: Adolf Hitler was quoted as saying that as long as there was an imbalance in the population of childbearing age, people "shall be forbidden to despise the child born out of wedlock".
Fritz Saukel , the Reich's plenipotentiary for labour conscription, called up 3 million women aged seventeen to forty-five.
A Study in Tyranny 1962: She was just bourgeois and she was so ugly and wasn't fashionable at all. Heinrich Himmler urged members of the Schutzstaffel SS to get married and introduced a system where the more children they had, the less money they paid in tax.
She argued: War experiences in rural Germany, 1914-1923 , Oxford; New York 2007: