- Women were seen as having biological purpose.
- There were medals for women who had more than 4 children.
- Encouraged unmarried women to have children via Lebensborn's - where unmarried women became pregnant by racially pure ** officers.
- Banned contraception and abortion.
- Serilized racially 'unpure'.
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- Women were taken out of the labour market.
- 1934: Women dismissed from the professions.
- 1936: Women could not be judges or sit on jury.
- Women were expected to be homemakers, wives and mothers.
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- Girls from the age of ten joined the Jungmadelbund (Hitler Youth).
- From fourteen they entered the Bund Dutscher Model (German Girls League).
- They were taught their place was as a good wife and mother and their place was in the home.
- Taught the 3 K's - Kinder, Kuche, Kirche (children, cooking, church).
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- Not allowed makeup, hair dye or perms.
- Only flat shoes and no trousers.
- No slimming as was unhealthy and would upset child-bearing.
- No smoking.
- Long hair in buns or plaits.
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- 1933: Law for the encouragement of marriage which gave newly weds a government loan of 1000 marks, which encouraged them to have children.
- 1934: 10 commandments for choice of spouse which encouraged people fitting the German image to marry and keep the race pure.
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Positives of the Policies
- In 1936 there were 30% more births.
- Some women supported it.
- Women wanted to have 4 kids to gain 1000 marks.
- 4 children - bronze cross
- 6 children - silver cross
- 8+ children - gold cross & mutter krutz (mother's cross)
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Negatives of the Policies
- Women joined opposition groups.
- They were deprived of life experiences.
- They criticised the policy.
- Some women were suited to certain jobs.
- Many women would remain unfulfilled.
- Employment of women rose between 1933 and 1939.
- More children meant more money was needed.
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