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11.   Reich Women’s Leader Gertrud Scholtz-Klink (1938)
In 1934, Gertrud Scholtz-Klink (1902-1999) (center, in white dress) took over the leadership of all National Socialist women's organizations. These included the National Socialist Women's League....
Reich Women’s Leader Gertrud Scholtz-Klink (1938)
12.   Cooking Class at the School for Reich Brides and Mothers on Schwanenwerder Island in Berlin (1938)
A number of official party-sponsored social service organizations, such as the Mother and Child Relief Agency....
Cooking Class at the School for Reich Brides and Mothers on Schwanenwerder Island in Berlin (1938)
13.   Gymnastics in Garden of the School for Reich Brides and Mothers on Schwanenwerder Island in Berlin (1938)
A number of official party-sponsored social service organizations, such as the Mother and Child Relief Agency....
Gymnastics in Garden of the School for Reich Brides and Mothers on Schwanenwerder Island in Berlin (1938)
14.   Room for Newborns in the "Lebensborn" Association Maternity Home in Steinhöring (Upper Bavaria) (1938)
Like many other aspects of Nazi population policy, the battle against abortion was only superficially socially conservative in nature. It was not based on ethical and religious concerns, but rather....
Room for Newborns in the
15.   "The Cross of Honor for the German Mother": Three-Tiered Medal for Mothers with Four or More Children (1938)
To increase the birthrate, the Nazi regime ran a non-stop propaganda campaign that glorified starting a family and having children. One manifestation of the Nazi "cult of the mother" was the "Cross....
16.   Magda Goebbels at Home with her Children (1938)
The Nazi family par excellence was that of propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. His wife Magda....
Magda Goebbels at Home with her Children (1938)
17.   Female Factory Workers during their Lunch Break (1938)
According to the Nazi worldview, women were supposed to play the role of housewife and mother. Initially, the Nazi government used a series of legal measures – such as tax breaks and interest-free....
Female Factory Workers during their Lunch Break (1938)
18.   New Year’s Eve Celebration underneath a Swastika (1938)
The National Socialist claim to power was based not least on the everyday and family lives of ordinary members of the German population. Gestures and rituals such as the "Hitler salute," symbols....
New Year’s Eve Celebration underneath a Swastika (1938)
19.   Mother with Three Children (1939)
Like many of their socially conservative contemporaries, the National Socialists regarded the social and economic changes that had occurred after the First World War as a source of social corruption.....
Mother with Three Children (1939)
20.   Hermann Göring at his Desk (June 1939)
The portrait on Hermann Göring’s desk shows his second wife, actress Emmy Sonnemann, and their daughter Edda (born 1938). Now a father, the power-obsessed Göring, an unscrupulous careerist, began....
Hermann Göring at his Desk (June 1939)
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