Women of the Third Reich, From Camp Guards To Combatants

This carefully researched work provides a comprehensive view of German women in the Third Reich. The Germans mobilized their women along Nazi lines which sought to make everything from childbirth and domestic activity through munitions production, concentration camp guards, and even combat, a national socialist planned female component of Nazi Germany – Very Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Women of the Third Reich, From Camp Guards To Combatants
FILE: R3024
AUTHOR: Tim Heath
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Eastern Front, 
Home Front, civilians, rationing, bombing, ship yards, heavy industry, port facilities, 
camp guard, AAA gunners, BDM

ISBN: 1-52673-945-3

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DESCRIPTION: This carefully researched work provides a comprehensive view of 
German women in the Third Reich. The Germans mobilized their women along 
Nazi lines which sought to make everything from childbirth and domestic activity
 through munitions production, concentration camp guards, and even combat, a 
national socialist planned female component of Nazi Germany – Very Highly 
Recommended.

The main difference between German women and British women during World War 
Two was the level of control and indoctrination during and before the outbreak of war. 
Neither country considered routinely using women in combat on the battlefield in the 
way that the Soviets did. Before WWII, British women led a largely unstructured life. 
Many built their lives around home and family, where the man went to work and 
earned the money for their life style. Governments did not intrude on a voluntary life. 
In Germany it was very different. Women were encouraged to join the BDM and to 
participate in a breeding program to produce a pure Aryan Nazi population. When 
war broke out this intensified as Germany needed to mobilize its female population.

Women were trained to operate telephone systems, radar and anti-aircraft guns, to 
serve as nurses, and to work on war production. In addition, they were actively 
recruited into the concentration camp system as guards and several were executed 
after the war for their enthusiastic participation in the brutality of the holocaust.

The author has produced a relatively sympathetic review from a series of interviews 
of women who lived through the Third Reich. All were entwined with a social 
revolution and many were victims who survived, while some were enthusiastic 
supporters of the Nazi ideology. It is an intriguing study with joy and sorrow, 
hardship, privilege and disappointment. There are some surprises and fresh insight 
into a terrible period of history that soiled a nation and still affects it deeply.