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Mothers in the Fatherland Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

by Claudia Koonz

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Women's History Series

Mothers in the Fatherland Women, the Family and Nazi Politics Synopsis

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 victimisation at all levels of German society, and a record of astonishing ironies and paradoxical morality, of compromise and courage, of submission and survival.

Mothers in the Fatherland Women, the Family and Nazi Politics Press Reviews

Reviews from the original edition: `A splendidly thorough analysis (thought it often reads like a story) of an element of Nazism which has rarely been properly examined.' Independent `A fascinating and intensely personal new study of women in Nazi Germany...a crucial insight into the role of women in that ruthless anti-feminist regime.' Guardian `The first thorough treatment of women's collaboration in the madness and evil of Adolf Hitler's Germany...powerful, reflective and cathartic.' Chicago Tribune

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415632720
Publication date: 10th October 2012
Author: Claudia Koonz
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 600 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history, Fascism & Nazism, European history,

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