Explain what role of women in Nazi society. Return to Chapter 1 on the French Revolution. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the role of women in the two periods.

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Women in Nazi society were relegated to housewives who were charged with upholding the honor of the German race by limiting contact with ‘undesirables’ and raising as many pure-blooded children as possible. Those who conformed to this role were given favored treatment in hospitals, concessions in shops, theatre tickets, and railway fares. Despite Hitler’s statement on ‘women being the most important citizen’ it did not apply to every woman especially those who deviated from Nazi ideology. Those that did, risked public humiliation, loss of civic honor, loss of family, jail sentence, and even death.

This was in total contrast to the role of women in the French Revolution, Where women-led movements and fought for the right to education and the right to equal wages as men. They could not be forced to marry against their will. They could also train for jobs, become artists, or run small businesses. Schooling was made compulsory for them and they could even hold property.

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