Nazism and Women Essay by The Research Group

Nazism and Women
This paper examines the effect of the fascist ideology in Third-Reich Germany on the honored concept of motherhood: Women's roles, sexuality and marriage.
# 18855 | 2,025 words | 13 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in History (European - World Wars) , Women Studies (General)

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"The purpose of this research is to examine various issues surrounding the fact that fascist ideology in Third-Reich Germany honored mothers in a particular way. The plan of the research will be to set forth the context in which Nazi ideology penetrated the social and cultural position of women in Germany when Hitler came to power, and then to discuss how the policies that flowed from such ideology actually affected women's status in the Third Reich.

... note a gradual ideological shift in Nazi Germany's treatment of the idea of motherhood. They say that Nazi ideologues saw women as the anchor of highly traditional family values from the beginning of their quest for political power in Germany, but that official policy toward women in general and mothers in particular changed to fit political ... "

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