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There were many prominent women in Hitler's life

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Explain the reasons for Nazi's policies towards women The main reason for the Nazi's policies towards women was to encourage the growth of the German population. Hitler had very strong views about the roles of women in Nazi - German society, similar to those held by other countries at the time. Except that his were very extreme. "In the Germanic nations there has never been anything else than equality of rights for women. Both sexes have their rights, their tasks, and these tasks were in the case of each were equal in dignity and value, and therefore men and women were on equality" Hitler in 1935 According to Hitler, women had a biological purpose. They were to remain at home as child bearers and supporters of their husbands. Joseph Goebbels once said "The mission of women is to be beautiful and to bring children into the world. This is not at all as un-modern as it sounds. The female bird pretties herself for her mate and hatches eggs for him. In exchange, the male takes care of gathering food, and stands guard and wards the enemy off." Hitler was alarmed at the falling birth rate in Germany, so contraception and abortions' were banned. He also awarded prizes to mother who had given birth to lots of children. ...read more.

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As soon as he heard the voice of his lover he became jollier. He would always make jokes about her new hats. He would take her for hours on end into his study where there would be champagne cooling in ice, chocolates, cognac and fruit." By early April 1945, Eva drove to Berlin to be with Hitler at the Fuhrer-bunker. She stayed with him as the Red Army closed in, insisting that she was one of the people still loyal to him. Hitler and Eva were married on April 29, 1945 at a brief civil ceremony. On the 30th, they both committed suicide together by swallowing cyanide capsule. Eva was only 33; their corpses were burned with gasoline in the Reich chamber. Helene bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl was a German dancer , actor and film director well known for her advances in film technique. She was Nazi Germanys most famous film maker. In a state were women played second fiddle to men, she was given a free reign by Hitler to produce Nazi propaganda films. She was born on August 1902 to a prosperous family. At the age of eight, was enrolled at the Berlin Russian Dance School where she became a star pupil. Riefenstahl produced her own film "The Blue Light". She was appointed - Film Expert to the National Socialist Party. ...read more.

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Hitler Gertrud Scholtz-Klink nee Treusch was born, Feburary 9, 1902. She was a fervent Nazi Party Member and Reichs Women's leader. She had married a postal worker at the age of eighteen and had had six children with him before he died. Her plain Germanic Looks and her ideal home life made her a perfect candidate of the Nazis. Adolf Hitler appointed Scholtz-Klink as the Reich Women's Leader and head of the Nazi Women's League. She was an excellent orator, her main task was to promote the importance of chiild-bearing and the superiority of men. she once said "The mission of a woman is to minister in the home and in her profession to the needs of life from the first to last moment of man's existence." In 1934, she was appointed as the head of the Women's Bureau in the German Labour Front. She had the responsibility of persuading women to work for the good of the Nazi Government. As she was a woman, she was usually left out of the more important meetings in the male dominated society of the Third Reich. By 1940 she was married to her third husband, SS Obergruppenfuhrer. When the war ended, she went into hiding and wasn't found until 1948. Once found she was arrested, later in the year she was sentenced by a french military court to eighteen months in prison. She was interviewed in the early 1980s by Claudia Koonz and she was found to be unrepentant of her Nazi past. [edit] ...read more.

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