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NS-Frauenwarte: The Only Official Party Magazine for Women (April 1940)
The NS-Frauenwarte, an illustrated biweekly that advertised itself as the "only official party magazine for women," was among the periodicals published by the National Socialist Women's League [NS-Frauenschaft]. Like other Nazi publications, it was primarily a vehicle for propaganda. Although women did not have any political role within the Nazi regime – that role being reserved solely for men – they were expected to function as reliable bearers of Nazi ideology in the assigned role of housewife and mother. As this cover-page suggests, NS-Frauenwarte emphasized women's contributions to the economy, society, and culture. Additionally, the magazine also described the work of the National Socialist Women's League and the German Women’s Enterprise [Deutsches Frauenwerk or DFW].