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  1. How did the Nazis try to direct the role of women ? “Take hold of kettle, broom and pan, Then you’ll surely get a man! Shop and office leave alone, Your true life work lies at Home.” Who could have written this? What are they aiming for?

  2. beautiful Children "The mission of women is to be _________ and to bring _______ into the world. This is not at all as.........unmodern as it sounds. The female bird pretties herself for her mate and hatches eggs for him. In exchange, the male takes care of gathering _____, and stands guard and wards off the ______." ______________, writing in 1929. food enemy Joseph Goebbels

  3. 35 SOURCE 2. What methods do the Nazis use to show the ideal German family in this Poster? 1. What do you think they were aiming to achieve? (purpose)

  4. The Nazis were very male-dominated and sexist.   Nazi ideas saw the role of women  as child-bearers and creator of the family.    • Slogan – Kinder, Kirche, Kuche - (Children, Church, Cooking)

  5. Children • The Law for the Encouragement of Marriage gave newly-wed couples a loan of 1000 marks. • They were allowed to keep 250 marks for each child they had.    • Mothers who had more than 8 children were given a gold medal, silver for six and bronze for four children.  

  6. Mothercross

  7. Lebensborn - Spring of Life

  8. Participants in Lebensborn

  9. A Lebensborn child today As the war progressed the Lebensborn programme increased with the Nazis taking children.

  10. The League of German Maidens

  11. Why? • Traditional values • Sexist • Children • Create work as women left jobs to take traditional role

  12. Successful – Nazi View Many women agreed with Hitler and the Nazis particularly in rural areas Women no longer kept men out of jobs Increased birth rate Working class girls and women gained the chance to travel thorough Nazi organisations Unsuccessful – Female View Opportunities limited for women Civil rights restricted Discrimination Women struggled with demands of work and family when they were needed later in the war Could not serve in armed forced Nazi policy of traditional balance clashed with their needs after 1942. How successful were their policies?