Women in the Reich

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Post by minastirith » 26 Apr 2006 11:13

There was a slogan in the Third Reich known as KKK (Kinder, Kuche, ...). What was the third word - I'm trying to do an essay based on Hitler's popularity in the Reich, such as his use of slogans. If you could reply ASAP I would be most grateful.

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Post by mugge333 » 26 Apr 2006 11:32

Hi minastirith.

I believe the word you are looking for is Kirche (church).

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Post by Flinker » 27 Apr 2006 02:04

I think you'll find that the slogan predates the Third Reich by maybe two or three-hundred years.

I return to make another comment:

There is an island on the Chiemsee, near Munich, called the Frauen Insel (Women's Island), which was set up in the Twelth or Thirteenth Century to train young women in the arts of being a good wife. It was definitely a "Kinder, Kuche, Kirche" school. No men were allowed on the island, except to perform the most necessary chores (no, not what you're thinking), such as building maintenance and other heavy, masculine jobs.

When one is in Germany, one should stop and go to this island, not many people do, as the Herren Insel (Men's Island) next to it, draws most of the tourists. In the Frauen Insel graveyard, I guarantee one will find the gaves of people that will absolutely bowl them over. As a sampler, I reveal that Alfred Jodl's grave (along with those of two wives) is there. It is more a commemerative grave, because the Allies strung him up after the Nurnberg Trial, cremated him and threw his ashes in the Isar (?) River. Then the Allies declared a few months later that, "Oops, we were wrong about that," and gave him a postmortem exoneration. This in itself was bad enough, but when they "executed" him, the hangman was an abysmal incompetant and he didn't kill Jodl straight away, like any good hangman would. It took twenty minutes or so for Jodl to strangle and gasp before dying. His widow was rather upset, to state the least.

Anyway, the island is a quiet, beautiful place. Taking a stroll around it is a complete delight.

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Post by Major Santiago » 08 May 2006 07:11

Barbarians !

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Post by RobertELee » 05 Jul 2006 20:29

hey the slogan KKK was an american . it says "Child, cake, church". The III. Reich never used it.
They had instead "Kanonen statt Butter" (cannons instead of butter) for example since 1936 for Goerings "4 -year plan" to rearm Germany.
Another during Wartime was "Kohlenklau"(coal thief). it was a series of brief short films that was shown as prelude to films or newswheels in cinema and delat with the topic how to save coal in the household.

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Post by Annelie » 05 Jul 2006 22:47


Next time I am in Munich I will make an effort to visit this Frauen Insel.


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Post by nondescript handle » 06 Jul 2006 00:31

Re "Fraueninsel": Abby Frauenwörth on the island Frauenchiemsee is a normal nun's abbey. It was founded 772 but during the 12th and 13th century the abbey teached nobody except their own nuns (and my guess is that they weren't taught how to be good wifes...). The abbey operated a girls boarding school from 1837 to 1995 though.

But I don't think that the abbey is a good example for meek "Kinder, Küche & Kirche" females. For most of the mediaeval and early modern times (until 1803) the abbesses were rulers over a lot of fiefdoms in Bavaria, these ladies were more concerned with economics and politics than with kitchen or children...


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