What was the nazi culture of motherhood

Asked by sarubhatia6 | 16th Jul, 2014, 11:07: PM

Expert Answer:

The girls were believed to be radically different from men. They were considered unequal and were told that they had to become good mothers and rear pure- blooded Aryan children. They had to maintain purity of the race, distance themselves from Jews, look after the home, and teach their children Nazi values. They had to be the bearers of the Aryan culture and race.

Hitler believed all the mothers to be the most important citizens however, they were not treated equally. Women bearing racially undesirable children were punished while those who bore racially desirable children were awarded. These women got favoured treatment in hospitals and were also entitled to concessions in shops and on theatre tickets and railway fares. Many were encouraged to have more children following which they were awarded crosses – bronze for four children, silver for six and gold for eight or more. All ‘Aryan’ women were publicly condemned, and severely punished if they deviated from the prescribed code of conduct. Many received jail sentences and lost civic honour as well as their husbands and families for this criminal offence.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 17th Jul, 2014, 11:51: AM

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