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Publisher's Summary

After the failure of the Weimar Republic, the Nazis believed their mission was to "masculinize" life in Germany. Hermann Goering told women, "Take a pot, a dustpan and a broom, and marry a man", but many still became active participants in murder and mayhem. From the Reich Bride Schools through the Bund Deutscher Mädel and the bizarre Lebensborn Aryan breeding programme to the brothels of the Sicherheitsdienst, this book covers the lives of women in the Third Reich, concentrating on those who sought personal power and influence amid the chaos and death.
©2014 Arcturus Publishing Limited (P)2016 Arcturus Digital Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Danielle M Brown on 07-13-18

Informative book

This book was very informative about the women in nazi Germany. I always wondered about the role of women during this period of time and this book answer did all

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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephen H on 07-04-18

People are human

There are some interesting personal stories buried in this tale of how we respond to the environments in which we find ourselves. We should not ask why people are attracted to violence and power, but rather how to keep them away from these things.

Unfortunately, human nature being as it is, there will always be people of both sexes like the women described here - who become 'someone else' when the opportunity arises. This is a human tale, and we should remember that almost all of us are capable of committing horrors given the right circumstances.

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By Amazon Customer petamd on 08-14-16

very informative history

a little written about subject very well researched and written thoroughly enjoyed listening to it !Look forward to reading more on this subject

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ellie on 08-01-17

Sensationalised Misleading Title

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The title should be 'Women During The Nazi Era'. Whilst there is accounts of some truly evil Women, there is also accounts of Women who were opposed to the Nazi regime who were definitely not attracted to Evil. Also a lot is written about Women who were partners to men before the Nazis rose to power, so they were not attracted to evil just men who became evil as their power grew.

What did you like best about this story?

I found the book interesting, emotional at times and liked the insight into how terrible it must have been for a lot of Women during that period. The story of the bravery of Women risking their lives to protest the deportation of their Jewish husbands at Rosenstrasse and actually succeeding in getting them back I found particularly uplifting.

What aspect of Gabrielle Glaister’s performance might you have changed?

Whilst Gabrielle's voice was pleasant enough, she really needed to research how to pronounce German names as it became slightly annoying. Albert Speer is pronounced Shpeer not Spear and Reinhard Heydrich whose name changed every time, from hay-drick, to hay-drish, to hi-drish to finally correct as hi-drick!

Do you think Nazi Women needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not under the same title theme for sure. I'd be interested in more Women's accounts of how life was during the Nazi era.

Any additional comments?

Overall worth 'reading' but take the title with a pinch of salt!

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