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Explain the Nazi policies towards Women

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Explain the Nazi policies towards Women The Nazi's had a very specific idea of how women should behave and look. The Nazi's wanted women to look very motherly and respectable. Josef Goebbels in 1929 said that 'a woman is to be beautiful'. He then goes on to say that 'a woman's world is her family, her children and her home.' This is also famously known as the three K's; Kinder, Kirche, K�che. In a rule book written for the 'League of German Maidens', it states that women are not allowed to use make-up, smoke and has a duty to keep fit and healthy. ...read more.

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A woman like this was considered to have perfect genes to pass onto their children. Children were thought of to be the soul purpose of a woman. "The mission of a woman is to bring children into the world". All the Nazi's wanted women to do were to have children. However, they knew they couldn't exactly force them to, so they brought out persuaders. Their first idea was marriage loans. Newly weds were given 1000 marks, which was the equivalent to about 9 months wages. When the couple had their first child, they were allowed to keep one quarter of the money. ...read more.

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If a woman had less than four children, then they weren't considered a family. Giving mothers money and awards for their children was a ploy to stop women from working so to stop women from neglecting their home and family duties. They also wanted to reduce unemployment for men. Hitler also wanted women to have a lot of children as he wanted a perfect next generation. He used the Hitler myth to make mother's bring up their children to idolise Hitler. In conclusion, women in Nazi Germany were extremely discriminated, but propaganda indoctrinated them into believing that it was the right way to live. Women were no where near as highly regarded as men but were tricked into thinking they were even more. ...read more.

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