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Hitler’s domestic policy

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  • Submitted: 15/12/2002
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GCSE Germany 1918-1939

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RESEARCH ESSAY

Hitler's policy towards women was to make them drop them out of the workforce and make them housewives. In Weimar Germany, there had been 100,000 female teachers, 3000 female doctors and 13,000 female musicians. Within months of Hitler coming to power, 80% of female doctors and civil servants were sacked, followed by female teachers and lawyers.

One of the very first laws that Hitler introduced was the Law for the Encouragement of Marriage. This stated that all newly married couples would get a loan of 1000 marks, equivalent to nine months average income. This was repayable on a sliding scale depending on the number on children you had, four children cleared the entire loan. This encouraged 800,000 newly wed women to drop out of the workforce.

Unmarried women were also encouraged to have children. In fact, the Nazis established Lebensborn's, which were buildings, were unmarried women could go and get pregnant by a "racially pure" SS man. These buildings were not some dark lonely alleyways; in fact the government openly publicised about these houses and encouraged unmarried women to go to them.

Women were not expected to work in Nazi

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