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When biology became destiny : women in Weimar and Nazi Germany

Author: Renate Bridenthal; Atina Grossmann; Marion A Kaplan
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, 1984.
Series: New feminist library.
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This collection of essays analyzes the experience of women in Weimar and Nazi Germany -- the first a period of crisis and polarization between right and left, and the second a period in which the right triumphed. The history documented in this book provides us with a perspective from which to analyze our own time, for in the history of Weimar and Nazi Germany we see the issues surrounding women, family, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
When biology became destiny.
New York : Monthly Review Press, 1984
(OCoLC)651757884
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Renate Bridenthal; Atina Grossmann; Marion A Kaplan
ISBN: 0853456429 9780853456421 0853456437 9780853456438
OCLC Number: 11159823
Description: xiv, 364 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Women in the Weimar Republic. Beyond Kinder, Küche, Kirche : Weimar women in politics and work / Renate Bridenthal and Claudia Koonz --
Abortion and economic crisis : the 1931 campaign against Paragraph 218 / Atina Grossmann --
The Bremen morality scandal / Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen --
Helene Stöcker : left-wing intellectual and sex reformer / Amy Hackett --
Mother's Day in the Weimar Republic / Karin Hausen --
"Professional" housewives : stepsisters of the women's movement / Renate Bridenthal --
Sisterhood under siege : feminism and anti-Semitism in Germany, 1904-1938 / Marion Kaplan. Pt. 2. Women in Nazi Germany. The competition for women's Lebensraum, 1928-1934 / Claudia Koonz --
The creation of a female assembly-line proletariat / Annemarie Tröger --
Racism and sexism in Nazi Germany : motherhood, compulsory sterilization, and the state / Gisela Bock --
Women and the Holocaust : the case of German and German-Jewish women / Sybil Milton --
The story of Ruth / as told to Sylvia Kramer by Ruth Nebel --
Comrade-woman-mother-resistance fighter / as told to Gerda Szepansky by Katharina Jacob.
Series Title: New feminist library.
Responsibility: edited by Renate Bridenthal, Atina Grossmann, and Marion Kaplan.

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This collection of essays analyzes the experience of women in Weimar and Nazi Germany -- the first a period of crisis and polarization between right and left, and the second a period in which the right triumphed. The history documented in this book provides us with a perspective from which to analyze our own time, for in the history of Weimar and Nazi Germany we see the issues surrounding women, family, and reproduction as powerful mobilizing forces for both right and left. - Back cover.

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