For the Nazi party women played a very crucial role, at least if they were of the Aryan race they did. The Nazi’s were very focused on maintaining the pure Aryan race so women who were Aryan were expected to have multiple children to help the race remain and grow. While the Nazi’s did encourage marriage and even provided marriage loans and other breaks if someone did get married they still encouraged the SS officers to have at least four Aryan children and it didn’t matter if they were having these children out of wedlock. That child and their mother would be housed and given financial support. In other situations adoptive parents were found to raise the child. It seems incredibly strange to me that while the Nazi’s really encouraged marriage within the race and even gave amazing breaks and honors to people who were married and had multiple kids would encourage having children out of wedlock. Their desire to grow and preserve the Aryan race was incredible, to the point that they would even force young girls to have children at very young ages. They were willing to traumatize the children of the Aryan race that they did have in order to create more Aryans, that seems a little crazy to me but I suppose that’s probably a good thing. Women in Germany were treated very differently than women of say the United States, the women of the United States were called to action during WWII they were asked to leave their homes and take over jobs that were left behind while the women in Germany were encouraged to stay home and just raise their children without doing much else to assist in the war effort.
This image is of Mothers who have given birth in a National Socialist maternity home wait to have their babies examined by a doctor.
“Women in the Third Reich.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. August 18, 2015. Accessed October 16, 2015.