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.
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a little written about subject very well researched and written thoroughly enjoyed listening to it !Look forward to reading more on this subject
Older, working single mum of 2 teenagers -school/uni soon. Kids and I in choir/music groups, so I am the 'Taxi Driver' :-) - hence Audible!
Well written and narrated. I finished this fascinating book much quicker than I expected to, and was surprised to find myself eagerly turning the pages - I would happily have finished it in one sitting if I had the opportunity. I learned a lot from it.
Initially, I worried that it would contain gory an upsetting content which would give me sleepless nights. There are indeed a small number of harrowing accounts, however such descriptions are inevitable given the subject matter of this book. When they occurred, they were necessary and relevant details about the women being described, and the format was consistent with what had occurred previously in the book. Pleasingly, the book did not dwell on 'evil women', but described the many ordinary, powerful, influential women - in fact, any women that we might meet in our everyday lives.
I am glad that I bought this book, and I would recommend it to a friend.
"Answers a lot of questions about women in the third reich"
If you ever wondered why women are attracted to the most evil of men? Look no further then nazi women. This is a must listen for anyone who wants to understand the psyche of human nature. Very good listen.
"Documentary lovers will enjoy"
I would recommend to some of my friends that enjoy digging deeper into history.
First book I've read by this author.
No, but it was still fascinating.
Narrator did a good job, but the author should have been more in-depth for a history examining this subject. The material the author presented was enriching.
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