German Reichstag Fires Married Women from German Civil Service Hot

German Reichstag Fires Married Women from German Civil Service

Adolf Hitler at the Reichstag

The German Reichstag passes the "Gesetzes über die Rechtsstellung der weiblichen Beamten" ("Law Governing the Legal Status of Female Civil Servants and Public Officials").

Concerned that Doppelverdiener ("double earners), or families with two incomes, are preventing men from getting jobs they need, the government authorizes the firing of all married women in the civil service.

Note that this is still under the "liberal" Weimar Republic and not yet during the Nazi era. There is far more continuity of illiberal legislation and attitudes between the Weimar Republic and the Nazi regime than is typically realized.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
    Please enter the security code.
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Chief Justice Roy Moore Charged With Ethics Violations
Georgia's Cobb County Schools Require 'Balance' When Teaching Evolution
Germany's Catholic Bishops Hold Off Issuing Pastoral Letter in Anticipation of Polish Invasion
Birth of Leni Riefenstahl - Actress, Dancer, and Film Director
Hitler Tells Generals of False Operations to Make Poland Look Militarily Aggressive