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Author Koonz, Claudia, author

Title Mothers in the fatherland : women, the family and Nazi politics / Claudia Koonz
Published London : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 556 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Routledge library editions. Women's history ; volume 24
Routledge library editions. Women's history ; 24
Contents Love and order in the Third Reich -- Weimar emancipation -- Nazi women and their "freedom movement" -- Liberation and depression -- "Old-timers" in the new state -- The second sex in the Third Reich -- Protestant women for fatherland and Führer -- Catholic women between Pope and Führer -- Courage and choice: women who said no -- Jewish women between survival and death -- Consequences: women, Nazis, and moral choice
Summary From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler's Women's Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women -- as followers, victims and resisters -- in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the understanding of women's status, culpability, resistance and victimization at all levels of German society, and a record of astonishing ironies and paradoxical morality, of compromise and courage, of submission and survival
Notes Originally published: New York: St Martin's, 1986
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Families -- Germany -- History.
National socialism and women -- Germany.
National socialism.
Women -- Germany -- History.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203095448 (e-book)
1136213805 (electronic bk.)
9780203095447 (e-book)
9781136213809 (electronic bk.)