Whereas the previous authors of this study seemed to only focus on women 's labor and women of working-age, Koonz expands her focus to include women and politics, women 's movements, women and religion, women 's resistance, and Jewish women.
While Hitler was known for wanting women in a secondary position to men and in the homes making pure Aryan children, there were a few exceptions to this, and Koonz explores some women of power during the Third Reich. She specifically discusses Gertrude Scholtz-Klink throughout the text, but...
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... all backgrounds (including Jewish) were accustomed to secondary/lesser treatment of Jews already. She is also able to give the reader a better understanding of the confusion and perversion of the Third Reich. While Jews were being persecuted in the early 1930s, there was not a legal meaning for "Jew" until 1935,and Jewish women and children were sent to mass execution sites first because of the "chivalry" of Nazi Guard.
Koonz 's text is a great introductory monograph because it touches of many different aspects of lives for women during the Third Party. Koonz expands the study past the laboring woman or the married woman; she includes women of different ages, religions, and in different positions of power. She only touches on elderly women, but at least begins the discussion. Koonz 's text is an inspiration for future scholars and for other scholars of this study.
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