8 2017

OLLI CLASS: Women Under the Third Reigh

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Cost: $40 *Register for this class through the USF OLLI program

In most histories of Nazi Germany, women rarely appear as actors. Men figure prominently in Hitler's army, and the women we hear of are wives and lovers. Yet the women were half of the German system of dominance and genocide, even as they were thoroughly degraded by the National Socialist Party. Why did women sign up by the thousands in this overtly misogynist movement? We will examine the Third Reich's family policies and depiction of ideal womanhood; then we'll consider the outcomes of those policies on women's lives.