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Post by Eistir » 19 Feb 2006 20:53

What kind of punsihment was for womanbeating?
I know that there was a punishment for insulting a preagnent woman.

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Post by Angus Young » 22 Feb 2006 19:12

I know that there was a punishment for insulting a preagnent woman.
Really? Can you tell us some more about this? Was it against the birth-encouraging policy of the Reich?
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Post by nondescript handle » 22 Feb 2006 19:29

Insulting (or beating) someone is punishable in German law regardless if the target is a woman, a pregnant woman or a man.
To the best of my knowledge there were no special laws for insulting a pregnant women or beating a women. The fact that the victim was pregnant or female might have been a aggravating circumstance in the sentencing of some cases though.


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Post by Hans A. » 10 Mar 2006 16:30

Beating women (and men) and insulting anybody in during the 3rd Reich was a crime as it was (and is) all European countries. There might have been a difference if a man had beaten his wife. But I think this was - at that time - differently the judged in most countries.

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