How successful were Nazi policies towards women and the family?

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  • Girls from the age of 10 joined the Hitler Youth
  • From 14 they entered the German Girls' League. They were taught their role was as a good wife and mother and their place was in the home-the three k's: kinder kuche kirche (children, cooking, kitchen)


  • 1933:Law for the Encouragement of Marriage which gave newly weds a government load of 1000 marks. This encouraged them to have children
  • 1934: 10 commandments for choice of spouse which encouraged people fitting the German Ideal to marry and keep race pure

Physical Constraints:

  • Not allowed to wear make-up, have hair dyed or have perms
  • Only allowed to wear flat shoes and…


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