Class Year

MLS 2014

Date of Award

4-28-2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)

First Advisor

Carol Gayle

Second Advisor

Dan LeMahieu

Third Advisor

Evan Oxman

Abstract

Women in Nazi Germany during the Third Reich adapted to the ever-changing demands that were placed on them by political and economic restrictions as well as the events of World War II. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the role of women in Germany through the years of 1933 to 1945, and how they were able to cope with the social separation between themselves and the men in their society. Often forgotten about in the discussion of Nazi history, German women played a significant role in the development of the Nazi Party along with providing a substantial contribution to the war effort. The events of the war shifted the role of women and placed them in a battle of their own on the home front. The women of Germany developed their own place in history by displaying their strength and dedication to their families and country.

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