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1.   The Berliner Tageblatt [Berlin Daily] Lists the Gay and Lesbian Bars Closed by Berlin's Chief of Police (March 4, 1933)
The Nazi regime regarded homosexual men as enemies of the people, since their "unnatural sex acts" and "refusal to procreate" supposedly endangered the nation's survival. The allegedly infectious....
The <i>Berliner Tageblatt</i> [<i>Berlin Daily</i>] Lists the Gay and Lesbian Bars Closed by Berlin's Chief of Police (March 4, 1933)
2.   Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin: "Un-German" and "Unnatural" Literature is Sorted Out for the Book-Burning Ceremony (undated photo, May 6-10, 1933)
On May 6, 1933, students at the Berlin School of Physical Education [Hochschule für Leibesübungen] raided the Institute for Sexual Research [Institut für Sexualwissenschaft] in Berlin....
Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin: "Un-German" and "Unnatural" Literature is Sorted Out for the Book-Burning Ceremony (undated photo, May 6-10, 1933)
3.   "A Pregnancy Must not be Terminated!" (1933)
The Nazi regime controlled access to abortion and contraception in accordance with its philosophy of racial hygiene. “Pure-race," hereditarily healthy women were supposed to be completely denied....
"A Pregnancy Must not be Terminated!" (1933)
4.   Family Tree and Register (undated)
Membership in the new German national community [Volksgemeinschaft] was based almost exclusively on “racial-biological” criteria. With the "Law....
Family Tree and Register (undated)
5.   The Aryan Family (undated)
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.....
The Aryan Family (undated)
6.   Church Wedding of an SS Member in Uniform (1934)
Most high-ranking representatives of the Nazi regime were well aware that attacks on deeply rooted religious traditions and church institutions were associated with grave dangers. As with other radical....
Church Wedding of an SS Member in Uniform (1934)
7.   "Germany Grows through Strong Mothers and Healthy Children": Propaganda Poster by the Mother and Child Relief Agency (1935)
In National Socialist propaganda about women and families, men and women were portrayed as having equal importance in the German national community [Volksgemeinschaft]. But because women’s....
8.   Woman with Two Children in Front of the Breast Milk Collection Site of the Health Office in Berlin-Wilmersdorf (1936)
In the Nazi regime, the public health system had far-reaching power to intrude into the private lives of individuals, and this was particularly true in the area of family planning. Decisions about....
Woman with Two Children in Front of the Breast Milk Collection Site of the Health Office in Berlin-Wilmersdorf (1936)
9.   Joseph Goebbels Gives a Present to a Child during a Winter Relief Organization Event (December 1, 1936)
One of the best-known Nazi welfare organizations was the Winter Relief Organization [Winterhilfswerk or WHW] founded in September 1933. It was financed chiefly by donations and house-to-house....
Joseph Goebbels Gives a Present to a Child during a Winter Relief Organization Event (December 1, 1936)
10.   Infant Care Course at the School for Stay-at-Home Mothers in Oberbach/Röhn (1937)
A number of official party-sponsored social service organizations, such as the Mother and Child Relief Agency....
Infant Care Course at the School for Stay-at-Home Mothers in Oberbach/Röhn (1937)
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