Recommended Reading on Women in the Third Reich

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by Annelie » 17 Apr 2013 21:44

Is it fiction?

Thanks

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by uhu » 17 Apr 2013 22:52

Sure Isn't, it reads like fiction, but the photos are the proof.

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by uhu » 17 Apr 2013 22:56

Anneliese,

Go to Amazon for the look inside and read a bit of this fascinating book. Next review will be a book I've started reading, nurse throughout the war, almost 500 pages.

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by Annelie » 17 Apr 2013 23:10

uhu, tried but only available for kindle from what I am getting?

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by uhu » 17 Apr 2013 23:20

click on the arrow on the cover of another printing on amazon that says, "looK Inside".... but it should be the printing I linked.

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by uhu » 17 Apr 2013 23:34

I'm just starting Rika's stories from the other side. 500 pages, non fiction, plenty of photos, nurse during the war. Go ahead and get the used one listed for thirty cents. And, no, I've never sold a book, never. I like to go back and reread once in awhile.

http://www.amazon.com/Rikas-Stories-Oth ... other+side#_

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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by Annelie » 17 Apr 2013 23:35

uhu, that is what I did and still it only allows a kindle edition.
Won't allow to see print edition.

Just so you know...

This view is of the Kindle book. A preview of the print book (Paperback edition) is currently not available.
Perhaps it depends where you are?

Thanks anyway.
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Re: Recommended reading on women in the Third Reich

Post by uhu » 17 Apr 2013 23:38

Me Bad, and you are correct. Click on the cover and when it enlarges you start to scroll down.......

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Women in the Third Reich

Post by wydrzyk » 04 Sep 2013 19:31

I came across this interesting article: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php ... d=10005205

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"Women played a vital role in Adolf Hitler's plan to create an ideal German Community (Volksgemeinschaft). Hitler believed a larger, racially purer population would enhance Germany's military strength and provide settlers to colonize conquered territory in eastern Europe. The Third Reich's aggressive population policy encouraged "racially pure" women to bear as many "Aryan" children as possible.

This policy took its most radical form in 1936 when SS leaders created the state-directed program known as Lebensborn (Fount of Life). In an extension of the SS Marriage Order of 1932, the 1936 Lebensborn ordinance prescribed that every SS member should father four children, in or out of wedlock. Lebensborn homes sheltered illegitimate offspring and their mothers, provided birth documents and financial support, and recruited adoptive parents for the children. (...)"

I read it with great interest. I would recommend.

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Re: Recommended Reading on Women in the Third Reich

Post by Vikki » 07 Sep 2013 16:11

Hello wydrzyk, and :welcome:

I've moved your post to the Recommended Reading on women in the Third Reich sticky thread. Thanks very much for posting the link to the article!

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35 first person accounts

Post by uhu » 19 Sep 2013 16:25

I'm reading;
Silent No More: Personal Narratives of German Women Who Survived WWII Expulsion and Deportation Paperback

by Erika Vora (Author)

Riveting accounts of women that suffered sometimes for decades.

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Re: Recommended Reading on Women in the Third Reich

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Growing Up Female in Nazi Germany (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany)

By Dagmar Reese (Author), William Templer (Translator)

Growing Up Female in Nazi Germany explores the world of the Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM), the female section within the Hitler Youth that included almost all German girls aged 10 to 14. The BDM is often enveloped in myths; German girls were brought up to be the compliant handmaidens of National Socialism, their mental horizon restricted to the "three Ks" of Kinder, Küche, Kirche (children, kitchen, and church).

Dagmar Reese, however, depicts another picture of life in the BDM. She explores how and in what way the National Socialists were successful in linking up with the interests of contemporary girls and young women and providing them a social life of their own. The girls in the BDM found latitude for their own development while taking on responsibilities that integrated them within the folds of the National Socialist state.

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Re: Recommended Reading on Women in the Third Reich

Post by Haven » 25 Sep 2015 05:24

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Edited by Pamela E. Swett, Corey Ross, Fabrice d'Almeida

Over the past couple of decades, the role of entertainment and leisure has occupied an increasingly prominent place in historical research, nowhere more so than in the vast literature on Nazi Germany. By and large the picture that has emerged highlights the necessity of even as repressive a regime as that of the Nazis to cater to popular cultural expectations. The fact that these expectations and desires very often revolve around some sense of pleasure is the basic rationale behind this unique collection of essays. As a means of social stabilization and political acquiescence, pleasure arguably promised far greater returns than repression or indoctrination ever could. This volume explores the role of pleasure and pleasure-seeking in the Third Reich, the meanings ascribed to it and the ways in which they interacted with other priorities and necessities in social and political life.

I wasn't sure if this book fits this thread. It is a fantastic exploration of the construction of gender roles. -- Haven

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Re: Recommended Reading on Women in the Third Reich

Post by Haven » 05 Oct 2015 21:38

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Women in Nazi Germany
Jill Stephenson
Routledge, 2001

This fascinating book examines the position of women under the Nazis. The National Socialist movement was essentially male-dominated, with a fixed conception of the role women should play in society; while man was the warrior and breadwinner, woman was to be the homemaker and childbearer. The Nazi obsession with questions of race led to their insisting that women should be encouraged by every means to bear children for Germany, since Germanye(tm)s declining birth rate in the 1920s was in stark contrast with the prolific rates among the 'inferior' peoples of eastern Europe, who were seen by the Nazis as Germanye(tm)s foes. Thus, women were to be relieved of the need to enter paid employment after marriage, while higher education, which could lead to ambitions for a professional career, was to be closed to girls, or, at best, available to an exceptional few. All Nazi policies concerning women ultimately stemmed from the Partye(tm)s view that the German birth rate must be dramatically raised.

PDF Link of the first 25 pages: http://samples.sainsburysebooks.co.uk/9 ... 500965.pdf

Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=-rqOA ... ty&f=false

Sadly, I only own the sample PDF of this work. - Haven

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