Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the family and Nazi politics


From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler’s Women’s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women - as followers, victims and resisters - in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the understanding of women’s status, culpability, resistance and victimisation at all levels of German society, and a record of astonishing ironies and paradoxical morality, of compromise and courage, of submission and survival.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Koonz, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 2013

Volume / Issue

  • 24 /

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 556

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780203095447

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4324/9780203095447

Citation Source

  • Scopus