Women in Nazi Germany and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £31.99
  • You Save: £0.96 (3%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Women in Nazi Germany has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Nearfine
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A good reading copy. May contain markings or be a withdrawn library copy. Expect delivery in 20 days.
Trade in your item
Get a £3.50
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Women in Nazi Germany Paperback – 5 Oct 2001

4 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£31.03
£21.42 £13.43
£31.03 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Women in Nazi Germany + Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Price For Both: £41.01

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £3.50
Trade in Women in Nazi Germany for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £3.50, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (5 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0582418364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582418363
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

From the Back Cover

This is a history of the experiences of diverse women in Nazi Germany in peacetime and during the Second World War, within the context of twentieth century European history.

Through a consideration of race, reproduction and sexuality, employment patterns and opportunities, education and socialization, and the wartime fate of both favoured 'Aryan' women and the Nazi regime's designated 'racial enemies' and its opponents, it challenges both myths which have persisted and theories which have recently dominated debate about this subject.

It argues that the Nazi regime's aim was to purge and then control the majority of 'Aryan' women, invading their privacy as well as both mobilizing them for the regime's projects and indoctrinating their children to a sense of service. 'Aryan' women's reward was to be enhanced national self-respect but individual self-denial, as material benefits were discouraged in the pursuit of economic self-sufficiency and a war economy.

At the same time, Jews, Roma and Sinti 'Gypsies' and Slavs from eastern Europe - forced labourers in wartime - were marginalized, dispossessed and abused. Many of them were forcibly sterilized, and many were ultimately incarcerated and murdered. In wartime, as Nazi policies of persecution reached their terrible conclusion, some 'Aryan' women colluded in atrocities while others were casualties of Hitler's fight to the finish.

The book concludes with a discussion of the 'perpetrators and victims' debate, the salience of 'class' in Nazi Germany and the extent to which Nazism provided new opportunities for women. The Documents Section presents many sources previously unpublished in English.

Jill Stephenson is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh. Her many publications include `Women in Nazi Society’ (1975) and `The Nazi Organization of Women’ (1981).

About the Author

Jill Stephenson is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
Until very recently women have not featured in the historical record to the extent that have merited due to the relative lack of importance assigned to the largely nurturing and supportive roles they were confined to. The exceptions where they appear in full brilliance have inevitably been distorted by the male gaze attributing more significance to their sexual allures and feminine wiles in a sphere presumed alien to them. Accurate, objective accounts of the type we are presented with here have indeed been thin on the ground and in spite of the vast proliferation of texts available depicting the contribution to human development by the „weaker sex", Women's History is still not accorded the respect it deserves, but is too often shrugged off as a sub-discipline, tangential to the „bigger issues" such as the conspiracies of court cliques and the machinations of (male) diplomats. One of the author's concerns is to remove women from the invisibility imposed upon them, to give them greater prominence thereby reflecting the reality of everyday interaction in a society where the demographic balance had shifted as a result of the ravages of the First World War on the adult male population.
One of the merits of the text is that it is ideally suited to the general reader, accesible and assuming no prior knowledge whilst providing a compact summary of all the relevant themes for the specialist. It gives insights into the rich complexity of experience under Nazi domination, highlighting the plight of the victims as well as the frustrations of privation as the war progressed.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 5 July 2015
Format: Paperback
Poorly researched, badly written.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Airdrieonian on 9 Oct. 2014
Format: Paperback
Not good. Poorly written and researched.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Nov. 2001
Format: Paperback
With quotes and statistics taken from a range of sources, that are typical sources of AS information, the book provides strong help to anyone carrying out their Nazi Germany AS coursework.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 3 reviews
Five Stars 31 Mar. 2015
By Michael Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The item came as described and in a timely fashion.
11 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Nazi women 28 April 2004
By Nina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Women in Modern Germany is a book for people interested in German History. The book describes traditional and non - traditional roles Nazi set forth for 'Arayan' women. In addition it describes how the Nazi's regime aimed to control the 'Aryan' women by violating their rights and privacy. At the same time it describes how they prevented `non Aryan' people, Jews, Gypsies,and Slavs to reproduce, by enforcing sterilization. The book ends with the debate whether or not women were victims or villains during the Nazi period.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback