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Publisher's Summary

After the failure of the Weimar Republic, the Nazis believed their mission was to "masculinize" life in Germany. Hermann Goering told women, "Take a pot, a dustpan and a broom, and marry a man", but many still became active participants in murder and mayhem. From the Reich Bride Schools through the Bund Deutscher Mädel and the bizarre Lebensborn Aryan breeding programme to the brothels of the Sicherheitsdienst, this book covers the lives of women in the Third Reich, concentrating on those who sought personal power and influence amid the chaos and death.

©2014 Arcturus Publishing Limited (P)2016 Arcturus Digital Limited

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Informative book

This book was very informative about the women in nazi Germany. I always wondered about the role of women during this period of time and this book answer did all

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People are human

There are some interesting personal stories buried in this tale of how we respond to the environments in which we find ourselves. We should not ask why people are attracted to violence and power, but rather how to keep them away from these things.

Unfortunately, human nature being as it is, there will always be people of both sexes like the women described here - who become 'someone else' when the opportunity arises. This is a human tale, and we should remember that almost all of us are capable of committing horrors given the right circumstances.

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Answers a lot of questions about women in the third reich

If you ever wondered why women are attracted to the most evil of men? Look no further then nazi women. This is a must listen for anyone who wants to understand the psyche of human nature. Very good listen.

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  • Joel
  • Sheboygan, WI, United States
  • 05-13-16

Documentary lovers will enjoy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend to some of my friends that enjoy digging deeper into history.

If you’ve listened to books by Paul Roland before, how does this one compare?

First book I've read by this author.

Which character – as performed by Gabrielle Glaister – was your favorite?

NA

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but it was still fascinating.

Any additional comments?

Narrator did a good job, but the author should have been more in-depth for a history examining this subject. The material the author presented was enriching.

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  • Amazon Customer petamd
  • 08-14-16

very informative history

a little written about subject very well researched and written thoroughly enjoyed listening to it !Look forward to reading more on this subject

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  • Ellie
  • 08-01-17

Sensationalised Misleading Title

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The title should be 'Women During The Nazi Era'. Whilst there is accounts of some truly evil Women, there is also accounts of Women who were opposed to the Nazi regime who were definitely not attracted to Evil. Also a lot is written about Women who were partners to men before the Nazis rose to power, so they were not attracted to evil just men who became evil as their power grew.

What did you like best about this story?

I found the book interesting, emotional at times and liked the insight into how terrible it must have been for a lot of Women during that period. The story of the bravery of Women risking their lives to protest the deportation of their Jewish husbands at Rosenstrasse and actually succeeding in getting them back I found particularly uplifting.

What aspect of Gabrielle Glaister’s performance might you have changed?

Whilst Gabrielle's voice was pleasant enough, she really needed to research how to pronounce German names as it became slightly annoying. Albert Speer is pronounced Shpeer not Spear and Reinhard Heydrich whose name changed every time, from hay-drick, to hay-drish, to hi-drish to finally correct as hi-drick!

Do you think Nazi Women needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not under the same title theme for sure. I'd be interested in more Women's accounts of how life was during the Nazi era.

Any additional comments?

Overall worth 'reading' but take the title with a pinch of salt!

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  • mrs a j harding
  • 06-21-18

Descriptive documentary

This book was quite boring. Just chapters about Nazi women in Hitlers life with very little story.

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  • Julie
  • 02-17-17

Powerful

What did you like most about Nazi Women?

I am interested in the history if WW2 learnt some new interesting facts.

What did you like best about this story?

The outcomes at the end of the war for these women.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely

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  • LdB
  • 11-26-16

Fascinating, informative, ... and not too gory!

Well written and narrated. I finished this fascinating book much quicker than I expected to, and was surprised to find myself eagerly turning the pages - I would happily have finished it in one sitting if I had the opportunity. I learned a lot from it.

Initially, I worried that it would contain gory an upsetting content which would give me sleepless nights. There are indeed a small number of harrowing accounts, however such descriptions are inevitable given the subject matter of this book. When they occurred, they were necessary and relevant details about the women being described, and the format was consistent with what had occurred previously in the book. Pleasingly, the book did not dwell on 'evil women', but described the many ordinary, powerful, influential women - in fact, any women that we might meet in our everyday lives.

I am glad that I bought this book, and I would recommend it to a friend.