The NS-FRAUEN-WARTE was the
Nazi magazine for women. Put out by the
NS-Frauenschaft , it had the status of the only party approved
magazine for women and served propaganda purposes, particularly
supporting the role of housewife and mother as exemplary.
HISTORY AND PROFILE
NS-Frauen-Warte was first published in 1934. The magazine was
published biweekly and had articles on a wide range of topics of
interest to women and included sewing patterns.
Its articles included such topics as the role of women in the Nazi
Germanization efforts in Poland, the education of youth, the
importance of play for children, claims that Great Britain was
responsible for the war, and the Bolshevist threat with the need to
annihilate the Soviet Regime. It defended anti-intellectualism ,
highlighted the achievements of National Socialist women and how the
system had benefited females, and discussed bridal schools. Poetry
exulted in a child as a form of immortality. During wartime it urged
women to have children, to join in the war effort either in
employment or in Frauenschaft from the very beginning, and to greater
efforts in total war . Its April 1940 cover showed a peasant woman
plowing before a factory, with a soldier's face looming overhead. It
depicted accounts of women as nurses during the war, although chiefly
as a vehicle for anti-Bolshevist propaganda.
It was predominately a woman's magazine despite containing
propaganda; this contrasts sharply with
Das deutsche Mädel , which
lay emphasis on the strong and active German woman. The 1939
circulation of the magazine was 1.9 million copies. The magazine
ceased publication in 1945.
University of Heidelberg
University of Heidelberg digitized the issues between 1941 and
1945 of the magazine.
* ^ "The NS Frauen Warte"
* ^ "German History". GHDI. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
* ^ "NS-Frauenwarte: Paper of the National Socialist Women\'s
* ^ A B C D E "German Propaganda Archive". Calvin. Retrieved 5
* ^ Sarah Rainey (16 August 2013). "
Nazi Bride Schools: \'These
girls were the nucleus of the Reich\'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5
* ^ "May 1937 - Frauen Warte"
* ^ "Frauen Warte"
* ^ "The Spirit of Race"
* ^ "Mothers’ Day 1940"
* ^ "The Reich School for Brides"
* ^ "My Boy"
* ^ "Ready to Die Ready to Live"
* ^ "Life Must Win"
Leila J. Rupp , Mobilizing Women for War, p 106, ISBN
* ^ "Strength from Love and Faith"
Leila J. Rupp , Mobilizing Women for War, p 129, ISBN
* ^ "Comrade Nurse"
Leila J. Rupp , Mobilizing Women for War, p 45, ISBN