The Effect of Nazi Rule on Women in Germany

analytical Essay
930 words
930 words

The Effect of Nazi Rule on Women in Germany

It has been told that before the 20th century the lives of German

women were to e lived around the three K's, kinder (children'), kirche

(church), and kuche (kitchen).This meant that women did not have a

role in politics, social and economical life. Their life was at home.

However this changed during the first 30 years of the 20th century.

Due to the industry growing and the war effort of 1914-1918 meant that

most women had to go to work in factories and offices because the men

were not there and work still needed to be done. The high number in

germen men killed left a post war gap. It has been told that 2million

women who might have married were forced to remain single due to the

circumstances left behind by the war. Most of these women took up jobs

instead and made their lives around work. Attitudes in Germany had

changed. German women became much more independent and were allowed to

think differently. The three K's were no longer lived around.

This however didn't fit into what the Nazi's were thinking. Ever since

the Nazi's started in the 1920's, the Nazi's had barred women from

membership. Women in their eyes were to be seen in the background as a

shadow, they were to be known for their relationships to men, they

didn't matter. Nazism was a very strong male movement physically and

mentally. The Nazi's emphasised on struggle, toughness, and life such

as in the SA, this left no place for what a woman could offer.

Adolf Hitler had the most old fashioned opinion of women. He's new

plans for Germany included nothing advance for women. He stated at a

Nuremberg Party rally in 1934:

"If the man's world is said to be the state, his struggle, his

readiness to devote his powers to the service of the community, then

it may be said that the woman's is a smaller world. For her world is

her husband, her children, her home. The two worlds are not

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that the woman's is a smaller world.
  • Describes whether a woman ever had the right to hold even the highest position in the party.
  • Analyzes how it shows the role of a woman. it shows how they wanted me to be.
  • Explains that they looked pure, but also it was seen as a jewish habit.
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