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Germany 1933-45 'A Woman's Place'

ID Number: 3085
Maker: Poster-Film Collective; Flypress and Badger; Greater London Arts Association
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: ealy 1970s-early 1990s
Place Made: United Kingdom: London
Measurements: 77 cm x 50 cm; 30.5 in x 19.5
Main Subject: Women; Germany (Europe); World War II
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Germany 1933-45 'A Woman's Place' "When we eliminate women from public life it is not because we want to dispense with them, but rather because we want to give them back their essential honour" Grobbels "The message of women's emancipation is a message discovered soley by the Jewish intellect..." Hitler "The woman of the future should be at home in her kingdom, will not torment herself with fruitless worry about equality, will learn to find happiness in the accomplishments of her man and will not disdain to support him by her bravery, her willingness to sacrifice and diligence in the field of life allotted to her" Hitler Hitler boasted that the Nazis would build an empire so strong that it would last a thousand years. It would be based on a strictly ordered society in which all people would have to accept the specific function allotted to them. The Aryan race would rule; Aryan men the producers and fighters for the Fatherland, Aryan women the home-makers and mothers-their basic function the production of warrior sons for the nation. (Abortion and birth control were denied to Aryan women, while non-Aryans were often forcibly sterilized.) The Nazis called this a return to the 'natural' order of things. Mentally ill people were put to death. Communists, socialists, trade-unionists, homosexuals, Christians and others who did not accept the Nazi view of society were killed outright or sent to concentration camps. The 'natural' roles did not apply to non-Aryans-Jews, Slavs, gipsies and all non-Nordic people. They were regarded as inferior species; millions were slaughtered, others worked to death as slaves for the fascist state. "What the nations can offer in the way of good blood of our type, we will take, if necessary by kidnapping their children and raising them here with us. Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death like cattle interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves to our Kultur... Whether 10,000 Russian females fall down from exhaustion while digging an antitank ditch interests me only in so far as the antitank ditch for Germany is finished..." Himmler 1943 Occupied Poland by Poster-Film Collective with financial assistance from Greater London Arts Association. Printed by Flypress and Badger.

Acquisition Number: 1994-110

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