Women In The Third Reich

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While Nazi Germany has been the subject of countless scholarly works, gender studies, as a category of analysis, has largely been neglected in interpretative surveys of Nazi Germany. This book examines the female half of the German population during the years of the Third Reich and asks why such a sizeable portion of the population was ready to rally around a movement both blatantly anti-feminist and determined to exclude women from public life. It explains how ordinary Germans translated Nazi beliefs into action...

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Overview

While Nazi Germany has been the subject of countless scholarly works, gender studies, as a category of analysis, has largely been neglected in interpretative surveys of Nazi Germany. This book examines the female half of the German population during the years of the Third Reich and asks why such a sizeable portion of the population was ready to rally around a movement both blatantly anti-feminist and determined to exclude women from public life. It explains how ordinary Germans translated Nazi beliefs into action and what factors, in addition to gender, influenced women's political choices between 1933 and 1945.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340761045
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,210,214
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Stibbe is Senior Lecturer in European History, Sheffield Hallam University.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 The Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazis 9
The position of women after the First World War 11
Nazism and the 'women question' in the 1920s 16
The impact of the economic depression 21
The Nazi seizure of power 25
2 The incorporation of women into the Nazi state 34
The DFW and the women's 'work of the nation' 36
Nazi propaganda and the ideal Nazi woman 40
Strength through joy 46
The policing of female sexuality and the reproductive sphere 50
3 The impact of Nazi racial policies 59
Nazi policies towards the Jews 61
'Mixed' marriages and 'mixed' partnerships 67
The 'hereditary ill', 'asocials' and others 'unworthy of life' 70
Women as agents of Nazi racial policy 75
4 Women and work 84
Women and the labour market in the 1930s 85
Women and the wartime labour force 91
Jewish women and forced labour 96
Civilian deportees, prisoners of war, concentration camp inmates 100
5 Education, youth, opportunity 108
Education and opportunity 110
The BDM - League of German Maidens 113
Labour service schemes 116
German youth at war, 1939-1945 120
6 Opposition and resistance 128
Types of opposition and resistance 130
Organised resistance 133
Opposition and non-conformity in everyday life 139
German-Jewish women in hiding and in the concentration camps 143
7 From total war to defeat and military occupation 150
War on the home front: rationing and its impact 152
Marriage, divorce and sexual relations at time of war 154
Denunciations and their consequences 159
The bombing of German towns 162
The last weeks of the war and the first days of peace 165
Conclusion 174
Bibliography 183
Index 193
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