History

Study Notes

The German Women's Enterprise

Level:
GCSE
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR

In 1934, after the Nazis had been in power for a year, the turned their attention to women. They created the post of Reich Women’s Leader whose role was to lead on the effort to ensure Women conformed to the rules of the Nazis. Gertrud Scholtz-Klink was appointed the Reich’s first Women’s Leader.

One of the first orders was for all organisations for women to be merged into the German Women’s Enterprise. Refusal to join resulted in the restriction and banning of those groups. Forced cooperation and membership meant that the German Women’s Enterprise had six million members. The group was used to ensure women had the latest Nazi teachings and beliefs.

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