The German Nation’s Obligation to the Heroes’ Widows of World War I

TitleThe German Nation’s Obligation to the Heroes’ Widows of World War I
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsHausen, Karin
EditorHigonnet, Margaret Randolph, Jenson, Jane, Sonya Michel, and Weitz, Margaret Collins
Book Title Behind the Lines: Gender and the Two World Wars
Pagination126-140
PublisherYale University Press
CityNew Haven, CT, USA
Abstract

Writing the social and economic history of the Weimar Republic “from below” has usually meant digging no deeper than the normal situation of the lower classes. But beneath that level there was yet another social group whose history has been forgotten—the victims of World War I, among them millions of women and children, the families of soldiers who died in the war.¹ Their story requires two narrative tracks: one tracing how they were discovered and dealt with as a “problem group” in society, and another showing how, under conditions of public support and social control, they faced crises in..." Karin Hausen-Excerpt from The German Nation's Obligation to the Heroes' Widows of World War I. This chapter is included in the volume Behind the Lines: Gender and the Two World Wars, a book of "essays that analyze the two world wars in respect to gender politics and reassess the differences between men and women in relation to war.

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1cc2m97
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