Women's Role In Nazi Germany Analysis

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Section 1: Identification and Evaluation of sources This investigation will analyze the question: What was the role of women in Nazi Germany? The years 1934 through 1945 will be used to allow analysis on the women’s role from when Hitler first rose to power to the end of World War II. The first source that will be analyzed is “Women in German History: From Bourgeois Emancipation to Sexual Liberation,” written by Ute Frevert. This source is valuable because Frevert is a German historian, who specializes in the history of social and cultural history of the modern era, gender history, and the new history of politics. From 2003 to 2007 she was professor of German history at Yale University. She has written other books about this topic, which demonstrates that she is knowledgeable about German history. The strength of Frevert’s writing is that there are several other subjects in the writing which proves how knowledgeable she is about this topic, but it also a limitation because she cannot include as many details about all the topic area. The purpose of Frevert’s book is to explain how women and their role in society has changed over time, from the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. This is valuable because it implies that an extensive period of time has been examined, which allows for changes of the women’s role in Nazi…show more content…
Koonz writes from a feminist perspective, which has become a subject of debate. Since Koonz specializes in this area of history, it is clear that she is knowledgeable about the subject. The strength of her writing is that there are not as many topics as there is in Frevert’s writing, so there is more detail included in Koonz’s
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