6 - The Status of Women
Role of Women
Why did Hitler have these policies?
- Ideological: rejection of ideas about female emancipation (end of 1920s)
- Pragmatic: Need to increase birth rate
- Criticism on ‘modern’ ideas about women (Weimar Republic)
- Birth rate was in decline
- Big and strong population needed to conquer and populate the ‘Lebensraum’ in the East