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Women in the Third Reich

Author: Matthew Stibbe
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Women in the Third Reich takes a fresh and critical look at the work of recent experts on the social history of the Third Reich and, in particular, highlights the role of women as actors on the historical stage." "Included is a critical discussion of the legacy of the Nazi regime for women and the women's movement in post-1945 Germany." "A variety of previously unavailable primary sources (including party records,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Stibbe
ISBN: 0340761059 9780340761052 0340761040 9780340761045
OCLC Number: 52358281
Description: x, 198 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazis --
The position of women after the First World War --
Nazism and the 'women question' in the 1920s --
The impact of the economic depression --
The Nazi seizure of power --
The incorporation of women into the Nazi state --
The DFW and the women's 'work of the nation' --
Nazi propaganda and the ideal Nazi woman --
Strength through joy --
The policing of female sexuality and the reproductive sphere --
The impact of Nazi racial policies --
Nazi policies towards the Jews --
'Mixed' marriages and 'mixed' partnerships --
The 'hereditary ill', 'asocials' and others 'unworthy of life' --
Women as agents of Nazi racial policy --
Women and work --
Women and the labour market in the 1930s --
Women and the wartime labour force --
Jewish women and forced labour --
Civilian deportees, prisoners of war, concentration camp inmates --
Education, youth, opportunity --
Education and opportunity --
The BDM --
League of German Maidens --
Labour service schemes --
German youth at war, 1939-1945 --
Opposition and resistance --
Types of opposition and resistance --
Organised resistance --
Opposition and non-conformity in everyday life --
German-Jewish women in hiding and in the concentration camps --
From total war to defeat and military occupation --
War on the home front: rationing and its impact --
Marriage, divorce and sexual relations at time of war --
Denunciations and their consequences --
The bombing of German towns --
The last weeks of the war and the first days of peace.
Responsibility: Matthew Stibbe.
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