Created by woods madeleine almost 6 years ago
Women in Nazi germany: hitler thought that women were the life of Germany. if you ad 8 or more children then you would get a medal and every child after your 8th you would get another medal. women often had abourtions and sterolised. women who were unable to have kids were mainly put in camps (consentration) women were paid 2 reichmarks for 20 minutes of “”. in the war they would knit socks for the soldiers. only a curtain number of women were aloud to fight (girls from the Hitler youth) girl and boy camps were very close together and found no reason for them to be seperate. many young girls were pregnant at a young age. Source: woman was given a gold medal for haveing eight childrens, this was her 3rd medal. she was given a loan to help her care for her children. she said she felt brain wasched and was scared that becouse her friend smoked in public people would think that she was a bad person.Source: women were told to marry someone like you or someone related to you.to increase fertalzation women were told to stop smoking and take up more sports .
The population of Germany in 1933 was around 60 million. Almost all Germans were Christian, belonging either to the Roman Catholic (ca. 20 million members) or the Protestant (ca. 40 million members) churches.
The Jewish community in Germany in 1933 was less than 1% of the total population of the country.
The largest Protestant church in Germany in the 1930s was the German Evangelical Church, comprised of 28 regional churches or Landeskirchen that included the three major theological traditions that had emerged from the Reformation: Lutheran, Reformed, and United. Most of Germany's 40 million Protestants were members of this church, although there were smaller so-called "free" Protestant churches, such as Methodist and Baptist churches.
Historically the German Evangelical Church viewed itself as one of the pillars of German culture and society, with a theologically grounded tradition of loyalty to the state. During the 1920s, a movement emerged within the German Evangelical Church called the Deutsche Christen, or "German Christians." The "German Christians" embraced many of the nationalistic and racial aspects of Nazi ideology. Once the Nazis came to power, this group sought the creation of a national "Reich Church" and supported a "nazified" version of Christianity.The Bekennende Kirche—the "Confessing Church"—emerged in opposition to the “German Christians.” Its founding document, the Barmen Confession of Faith, declared that the church's allegiance was to God and scripture, not a worldlyFührer. Both the Confessing Church and the "German Christians" remained part of the German Evangelical Church, and the result was a Kirchenkampf, or "church struggle" within German Protestantism—an ongoing debate and struggle for control between those who sought a "nazified" church, those who opposed it, and the so-called "neutral" church leaders whose priority was the avoidance both of church schism and any kind of conflict with the Nazi state.The most famous members of the Confessing Church were the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed for his role in the conspiracy to overthrow the regime, and Pastor Martin Niemöller, who spent seven years in concentration camps for his criticisms of Hitler. Yet these clergymen were not typical of the Confessing Church; despite their examples, the ProtestantKirchenkampf was mostly an internal church matter, not a fight against National Socialism. Even in the Confessing Church, most church leaders were primarily concerned with blocking state and ideological interference in church affairs. Yet there were certainly members of the clergy and laity who opposed and resisted the regime, including some who aided and hid Jews.
The attitudes and actions of German Catholics and Protestants during the Nazi era were shaped not only by their religious beliefs, but by other factors as well, including:•Backlash against the Weimar Republic and the political, economic, and social changes in Germany that occurred during the 1920s•Anti-Communism•Nationalism•Resentment toward the international community in the wake ofWorld War I, which Germany lost and for which it was forced to pay heavy reparationsThese were some of the reasons why most Christians in Germany welcomed the rise of Nazism in 1933. They were also persuaded by the statement on “positive Christianity” in Article 24 of the 1920 Nazi Party Platform, which read:"We demand the freedom of all religious confessions in the state, insofar as they do not jeopardize the state's existence or conflict with the manners and moral sentiments of the Germanic race. The Party as such upholds the point of view of a positive Christianity without tying itself confessionally to any one confession. It combats the Jewish-materialistic spirit at home and abroad and is convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only be achieved from within on the basis of the common good before individual good."Despite the open antisemitism of this statement and its linkage between confessional "freedom" and a nationalistic, racialized understanding of morality, many Christians in Germany at the time read this as an affirmation of Christian values.
.in 1936 it was compulsary to join the Hitler youth..when they boys join the youth they were given an engraved dagger.. the League was the female part of the Hitler youth, it was split into 2 groups..the league was for girls 10 to 14..to practice the girls had to atend a preparatory course..14-18 would join the rpoper league of Jungmadens..Beleif and beauty,17-21 to help improve their knowledge of ow to be a good wife and mothers..girls were ment to wear plats in their hair..