Motherhood In Nazi Germany Essay

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Women had a very important job in Germany during National Socialism, to marry a German man and bear many German children. However, marriage was only to be about having children. Women were expected to be good wives to their husbands, good mothers to their children, and keep the house clean. Not only this but, women were encouraged to have as many children as they could to fix the falling birth rate and create a strong nation. The Nazis wanted women to believe that having very many children was a very important job. In fact, it was seen to be just as important as the men fighting on the battlefield. Young German girls were also seen to be very important because they would become mothers in the future. There was an expectation that women were to make their children and husband a top priority, even above themselves. In order to promote the idea that motherhood is of the upmost importance, the Nazis had many laws, programs, propaganda, and role models for women to create a desire within them for having many Aryan children. The Nazis had a very specific reason as to why they wanted …show more content…
This was thought to be the only thing a women could do for her country was to provide future soldiers and mothers to have more future soldiers. This all came from the concept that there is strength in numbers. The Nazis wanted a large, dominant population and in order to do this they needed to fix the birth rate that, before the Nazis came to power, was falling drastically. It was thought that there was only one true calling for a woman in Germany, to become a mother. While some women gladly served their country and had many children because of how much emphasis the Nazis put on how important it was but, others did not. There were some women who did not want to get married or have children and these women were viewed as selfish by

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