Comments on last Tuesday's panel on "Hate in America"
Journals back next Tuesday; Q2
Reader #9: www sites for female racists: To whom do they appeal?
Three intertwined themes of the 1930s
political program: reconstruction, expansion, and the path
to war Gleichschaltung: equalization, coordinization, "bringing
into line with" (31 March 1933 law)
slide showing "reversal of the Versailles treaty"
antisemitism: the persecution of the Jews; scapegoating and
Apr. 1, 1933 boycott; Apr. 7 "Law for the restoration of
the professional civil service"
the racial nation: The Volk community
Film clip from Erwin Leiser's Mein Kampf, 10 Feb. 1933
Nazi policies towards women
explaining "women's acquiescence to
a regime which openly espoused the absolute subordination of women."
Lebensborn (Font of Life)
birthrate: marriage loans; employment policy
abortion: prohibited and forced, depending
Women and Nazism: German women
Frau Erna Tietz
What were her "schisms"?
Incident at Ullenberg department store,
"1943" (22 yrs old); Reich "Jew free" since
272: "prayed that the Americans would
get to them first;" went to Leipzig
273f: listening to foreign radio: didn't
know punishable, but listeners very fearful
275: Why did foreign leaders not stop Hitler?
281: Jews "at fault themselves."
279: Characteristics of Germans (and Japanese,
the "Prussians of Asia")
280f: Jews "handeln;" never really
Jewish and other persecuted women
Women in "protective custody"
differences in the nature of persecution of Jewish women compared
Oct. 27, 1938 expulstion to Poland; Nov. 9-10-11 Kristallnacht