Zwischen Selbstermächtigung und Ernüchterung: Erfahrungen weiblicher Hilfe für die Wehrmacht im Ausnahmezustand des Krieges

TitleZwischen Selbstermächtigung und Ernüchterung: Erfahrungen weiblicher Hilfe für die Wehrmacht im Ausnahmezustand des Krieges
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMaubach, Franka
EditorLatzel, Klaus, Franka Maubach, and Silke Satjukow
Book TitleSoldatinnen: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute
Pagination279-299
PublisherFerdinand Schöningh
CityPaderborn
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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 experiences of female Wehrmacht  auxilaries during World War II. In total more than 500,000 young and single women served in the German Wehrmacht during this conflict, they amounted to ca. 5 percent of all soldiers. Half of them were volunteers, the others were conscripted since 1941. Officially the Nazis die not want to see women as soldiers, but during the war, with the increase of the number of fallen German soldiers, female help was needed in the military and more and more  women were asked to replace soldiers everywhere  behind the front lines, even thouhg the Nazis did everything to depict them as mere "helpers" of the soldiers.

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Translated TitleBetween Self-Empowerment and Disillusionment: Experiences of Female Help for the Wehrmacht in the State of Emergency of War
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