Gewaltsame Geschlechterordnung: Wehrmacht und „Flintenweiber“ an der Ostfront 1941/42

TitleGewaltsame Geschlechterordnung: Wehrmacht und „Flintenweiber“ an der Ostfront 1941/42
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRömer, Felix
EditorLatzel, Klaus, Franka Maubach, and Silke Satjukow
Book TitleSoldatinnen: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute
Pagination331-351
PublisherFerdinand Schöningh
CityPaderborn
Abstract

This book chapter in the 2011 edited German volume Soldatinnen: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute (Female Soldiers: Violence and Gender in War from the Middle Ages to the Present) discusses the perception of Soviet "Flintenweiber" (literally "shotgun women") by soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front 1941/42 during World War II. Nearly 600,000 female soldiers served during this conflict in the Soviet army, several of them as combat soldiers, which the German soldiers labeled Flintenweiber," and the official Wehrmacht propaganda depicted as the incarnation of the "evil" other of the arch enemy, the communist Red Army. These women were ardently hated by many German soldiers, because they represented for them an enemy that challenged for them the social and gender order.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.30965/9783657769261_017
Translated TitleViolent Gender Relations: Wehrmacht and "Shotgun Women" on the Eastern Front 1941/42
Entry by GWC Assistants / Work by GWC Assistants : 

Type of Literature:

Time Period:

Countries:

Library Location: 
Call Number: 
635352848

Library: