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Access the effectiveness of the Nazi policies for Women Nazis had very specific aims and policies towards women, but they were not as affective as the Nazis wished them to be. The Nazis wished to increase the number of pure German births and suitable marriages and to do this they provided financial incentives in the form of birth grants and marriage loans. In 1935 a marriage law required a certificate of 'fitness to marry' before the marriage could take place. This was to help with purer births from marriages. The 1935 blood protection law, preventing marriages between blacks, gypsies and Jews was to help with this as well. ...read more.


Although between 1931 and 1939 there was an increase both marriages and birth rates it is unclear as to how much the Nazis policy affected this as it could be due to the increase economic prosperity. Birth rates, although they did increase, never reached the levels which they were during the Weimar Government. Nazis also imposed restriction on women within employment and education. Nazis wished for women to stay at home and raise children and thus discouraged and attempted to reduce women employment. In 1933 women in top civil service and medical jobs were dismissed and in 1936 women were banned from being lawyers or judges. ...read more.


These restrictions though were dropped as the demand for well educated workers increased. The overall policies which were introduced by the Nazis were not that effective and the apparent success and increases in numbers e.g. those in birth rates and marriages could be attributed to other factors. Many of the policies also contradicted others aimed at other people. An example of this is the Nazis ideology of a family life and the encouragement of it, but then encouraging members of the Hitler Youth to dissociate themselves from families and to be raised by the state. Also policies of employment needed to be removed or relaxed later into 1939 as Germany entered the war. Therefore the Nazis policies toward women were not very effective in the long run. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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