Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics
In the Nazi state, women had received the opportunity to create the largest women's organization in history, with the blessings of the blatantly male-chauvinist Nazi Party. Here was the nineteenth-century feminists' vision of the future in nightmare form. In this book I would bring to light the contribution to evil made by Scholtz-Klink and other women leaders, find out what they had done, what they believed they were doing, and why. I would ask how "normal" people (women, in this case) brought Nazi beliefs home in everyday thought and action. Above all, I would record the history of average people without normalizing life in Nazi society. Women's history during the Third Reich lacks the extravagant insanity of Hitler's megalomania; often it is ordinary. But there, at the grassroots of daily life, in a social world populated by women, we begin to discover how war and genocide happened by asking who made it happen. - Preface.
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Despite what appears from a modern perspective to be a misogynistic approach to the "woman's question,'' the Nazi movement managed to appeal to large numbers of German women by exploiting their ... Read full review
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