Women in the Nazi state

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The Nazis had clear ideas of what they wanted from women.

Women were expected to stay at home and look after the family. Women doctors, teachers and civil servants were forced to give up their careers. Even at the end of the war, women were never asked to serve in the armed forces.

Their job was to keep the home nice for their husband and family - their life should revolve round the three 'Ks':

  • church
  • children
  • cooking

Goebbels said: "The mission of women is to be beautiful and to bring children into the world."

Hitler wanted a …


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