women in Nazi Germany

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  • The Nazis were a very male-dominated organisation (all Nazi leaders were men).
  • Hitler saw the German women as a mother and wife (many women at the time agreed with him).
  • There was a lot of pressure on women to conform to what the Nazis called 'traditional balance' between men and women, eg. a Nazi news paper had the headline 'No true German Women wears trousers' when film star Marlene Dietrich was seen wearing trousers in public.
  • Hitler offered financial incentives for married couples to have at lest 4 children, and a 'gold cross and a privileged seat at Nazi meetings if they had 8 children.
  • Posters, radio broadcasts celebrated ideas of motherhood and home-building. The German Maidens' League reinforced these ideas,

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