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 predominantly 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
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 League"
^ a b c d e "German Propaganda Archive". Calvin. Retrieved 5 November
^ Sarah Rainey (16 August 2013). "
Nazi Bride Schools: 'These girls
were the nucleus of the Reich'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 November
^ "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,
^ "Strength from Love and Faith"
^ Leila J. Rupp, Mobilizing Women for War, p 129,
^ "Comrade Nurse"
^ Leila J. Rupp, Mobilizing Women for War, p 45,
The NS Frauen Warte
A digital archive of the magazine from 1935/3