Now It Can Be Told:
Literal Femi-Nazis in History!
In Nazi art, films and magazines, women were always portrayed as the fairer sex, . . . . . . But a new book by the historian Kathrin Kompisch has revealed a very different reality. . . .
Many women were in fact used as assistants to the doctors who sterilised and murdered disabled people and as guards in the concentration camps . . .
"Women typed the statistics of the murdered victims of the SS Action Squads in the east, operated the radios which called up for more bullets, were invariably the secretaries - and sometimes much more - in all the Gestapo posts," she said. "And at the end of the war they tried to diminish their responsibility by saying they were just cogs in the all-male machine which gave the orders." . . . .
The high-testosterone, all-male hierarchy of the Nazi state blocked out women from leadership positions from the very start, but the regime actively encouraged female participation in enforcing the Nazi terror at grassroots levels.
Most "Blockwaerts" - apartment house snoops who reported on un-Nazi activities to the party - were women, who denounced their neighbours to the Gestapo if they suspected them of being ideologically unsound or Jewish.
The surviving files of the Gestapo in the city of Duesseldorf noted that women "try to change the power balance of the household by denouncing their husbands as spies or Communists or anti-Nazis." . . . . .
Some 3,200 women served in the concentration camps. Female guards were generally low-to-middle class and had little or no work experience, although SS records show that some were matrons, hairdressers, tram conductors or retired teachers.
Go here to read the full article: http://tinyurl.com/bd2xgq
Now, if I were a feminist, I might gain some comfort from knowing that the Nazi state was a high-testosterone male hierarchy. Really, it goes to show that men were the true driving force behind it all, and women just got sucked along by that riptide through no wish of their own. . . .
Right . . . ???
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