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The Holocaust - Outstanding Lesson. Eva Kor: What It Was Like to Be Experimented on During the Holocaust. Women in the Third Reich. German pedestrians read Hermann Goering's "Nine Commandments for the Workers' Struggle," which included such exhortations as this one to German women: "take hold of the frying pan, dust pan and broom and marry a man.

Women in the Third Reich

" Berlin, Germany, May 1934. — National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md. Women played a vital role in Adolf Hitler's plan to create an ideal German Community (Volksgemeinschaft). Hitler believed a larger, racially purer population would enhance Germany's military strength and provide settlers to colonize conquered territory in eastern Europe. The Third Reich's aggressive population policy encouraged "racially pure" women to bear as many "Aryan" children as possible.

This policy took its most radical form in 1936 when SS leaders created the state-directed program known as Lebensborn (Fount of Life). The Perfect Nazi Bride. “Take hold of the frying pan, dust pan, and broom, and marry a man.” Sounds like something from the conservative Mommy blogs that your favorite feminists rebuke on Twitter, no? Sinister secrets of Himmler's bootcamp for Nazi brides. By Jane Thynne Published: 22:00 GMT, 1 March 2014 | Updated: 01:42 GMT, 2 March 2014 This has to be the most romantic spot in Germany.

Sinister secrets of Himmler's bootcamp for Nazi brides

That was my first thought on seeing Schwanenwerder Island, a tiny peninsula on the edge of Berlin’s Grunewald, so named after the swans that swim on its sparklingly clear lake. But wandering past handsome houses with large gardens and high walls, I found something decidedly less romantic at its heart. The stately white mansion at No 28 Inselstrasse, with lush lawns rolling down to the water’s edge, once housed the first Nazi bride school, an institution established by the regime to train young women in obedience, housekeeping, child-raising and – most importantly – loving the Führer. Standartenfuehrer Richard Fiedler during his wedding ceremony with Ursula Flamm in 1936, was attended by Joseph Goebbels, pictured behind the happy couple.

Kristallnacht 75 years on: How strong is anti-Semitism in Germany? 7 November 2013Last updated at 20:38 ET By Stephen Evans BBC News, Berlin It's 75 years since the pogroms that became known as Kristallnacht - the night of broken glass.

Kristallnacht 75 years on: How strong is anti-Semitism in Germany?

It was the outbreak of mass violence against Jews which was to end in their mass murder. As the anniversary is marked, how strong - or weak - is anti-Semitism in Germany today? Ruth Recknagel remembers the feral looting. Even today, 75 years later, she recalls people swarming around the broken windows of Jewish shops in Berlin and then snatching what they could.

Ruth was born in 1930, so on 9 November 1938 she was only eight years old. "It was a decisive break," she says. Continue reading the main story. Nazi Bride Schools: 'These girls were the nucleus of the Reich’ An official pamphlet explains: “In circles of 20 students, young girls should attend courses at the institute, preferably two months before their wedding day, to recuperate spiritually and physically, to forget the daily worries associated with their previous professions, to find the way and to feel the joy for their new lives as wives.”

Nazi Bride Schools: 'These girls were the nucleus of the Reich’

The live-in course lasted six weeks and cost 135 reichsmarks (about £400 in today’s money). Attendees learnt household skills including cooking, ironing, gardening, child care, interior design and animal husbandry. No aspect of daily life was omitted: from cleaning a husband’s uniform to conducting politically correct conversations at cocktail parties. Among the pledges they made were to raise their children in accordance with Nazi beliefs, to marry in a neo-pagan ceremony before a party official (rather than in a church before a cleric), and to be loyal to Hitler until death.

Warsaw Ghetto: The story of its secret archive. Nazi nurses who helped breed 'Super Race Children' By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 05:41 GMT, 13 January 2013 | Updated: 13:37 GMT, 17 January 2013 Like other wartime nurses, those in Nazi Germany selflessly tended to wounded soldiers in some of the toughest conditions imaginable.

Nazi nurses who helped breed 'Super Race Children'

But they also had a more sinister side to their job - assisting with Third Reich's 'experiments' including euthanizing the mentally handicapped and other groups Hitler deemed 'undesirable' and assisting in the creation of 'Super Race Children.' A collection of photographs has captured these women, probably in the nursing profession's darkest hour.

UV: A nurse gives children of working mothers UV light treatments at a nursery in Berlin, Germany. Sunshine and swastikas: Rare colour pictures of 1930s Berlin show carefree life in Hitler¿s capital before war that reduced it to rubble. Uncovered images show glimpse into life in the city as it lurches toward warAs well as chilling images of swastikas and soldiers, the pictures show life scenes of ordinary Germans By Sam Webb.

Sunshine and swastikas: Rare colour pictures of 1930s Berlin show carefree life in Hitler¿s capital before war that reduced it to rubble

Joseph Goebbels early love letters wooing two sisters, school reports and endless poems show warning signs he'd become an anti-Semitic tyrant. By Associated Press Published: 18:57 GMT, 23 September 2012 | Updated: 19:49 GMT, 23 September 2012 Early signs: The early writings of Joseph Goebbels reportedly show signs of anti-Semitism and egotistical and controlling behavior The love letters, school papers and dramatic works of college-age Joseph Goebbels reveal a romantic young man beginning to show signs of anti-Semitism and egotistical and controlling behavior, according to a Connecticut auction house selling the pre-war writings of Adolf Hitler's propaganda chief.

Joseph Goebbels early love letters wooing two sisters, school reports and endless poems show warning signs he'd become an anti-Semitic tyrant

Alexander Historical Auctions plans to sell the collection on Sept. 27 in Stamford, saying it may prove invaluable in providing historical and psychological insights.

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Olympics. Other genocides linked to holocaust. German Propaganda Archive (Guide Page) Nazi and East German Propaganda Guide Page Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic.

German Propaganda Archive (Guide Page)

The German Propaganda Archive includes both propaganda itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists. The goal is to help people understand the two great totalitarian systems of the twentieth century by giving them access to the primary material.