Q- Explain what role women had in Nazi society. Return to Chapter 1 on the French Revolution. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the role of women in the two periods.
Answer- Role of Women in French Society:
There is a major contrast to the role of women in the French Revolution where they led movements and fought for their rights to education and equal wages. They were allowed to form political clubs and schooling was made compulsory for them after the French Revolution.
Role of Women in Nazi Society:
It followed the rule of largely patriarchal or male-dominated society. Hitler hailed women as ‘The most important citizen’ in his Germany, but this was true for only Aryan women who bred pure-blood, ‘desirable’ Aryans.
Hitler also gave medals to women who gave birth to Aryan children.
A Bronze cross was given for four children, Silver for six children and gold for eight or more.
It is given to women to appreciate them to produce more children of pure Aryan race.