ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics of Gender Women in Nazi Germany

Charu Gupta With the rise of National Socialism, in whose ideology the degradation and depersonalization of women was implicit, the process of women's emancipation in Germany suffered a setback. In addressing the larger question of what fascism does to gender this paper deals specifically with the image of women in Nazi ideology and whether this imagery underwent a change during the course of the second world war. It examines also the controversy surrounding the role of women in Hitler's rise to power and the voices of dissent. The paper concludes by drawing some partial Indian analogues to the portrayal of women in Nazi Germany, particularly the way communal organisations look at women.

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