|Presumably, a Nazi Bride School |
newbie tricking-out her dorm room. Sigh,
Earlier this month, researchers combing through Germany’s Federal Archive unearthed documents concerning the Reichsbräuteschule, or Reich Bride Schools. Though scholars knew of their existence, these matrimonial preparatory schools were (and remain largely still) shrouded in mystery. The recent discovery of a rulebook and certificate of completion, give historians further understanding of this shadowy facet of Hitler’s Third Reich. And y’all, it’s just as creepy as it sounds…
|Nazi Bride Schools were the |
Gertrud Scholtz-Klink (C) and Heinrich Himmler (L)
|Cheering on the home team! |
Go racist, murdering jerks!
Before you could graduate from your
• To marry in neo-pagan ceremonies before a party functionary instead of in church before a cleric.
• To remain at all times ‘Sustainers of the Germanic Race’.
• To ‘become proficient in cooking and housekeeping, sewing, washing and ironing; childcare, nursing and home design’.
• That any children ‘will be raised in accordance with the ideals of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party’.
It’s basic stuff, you guys! Wait, why are you trembling like that? I guess it’s because if you didn't finish the program successfully, you weren't awarded your certificate of completion; or, probably because without the diploma, you couldn't get married. Shucks; that would be too bad…
So, why did the Nazis concern themselves over women’s domestic sphere? Because ladies have wombs, and therefore have the blessed responsibility of giving birth to future generations of Aryan super-children. Duh! Besides, as Scholtz-Klink so eloquently declared, "You need us, you depend on us. We are into something good, we participate in the resurrection way of our people. Women must be the spiritual caregivers and the secret queens of our people, called upon by fate for this special task!"
|Everybody loves the quarterback! Isn't he…something?|
Ultimately, the escalation of World War II (a.k.a the War of Allied Aggression) brought about the demise of Nazi Bride Schools. “Unfortunately,” even with slave labor there wasn't enough manpower to sustain Germany’s workforce. Thus, former Nazi Bride School hopefuls were expected to fulfill a “higher calling” by taking-up employment in factories or supporting the military on the home-front. It’s thought some programs continued until 1944.
|Exemplar of Aryan motherhood and |
Nazi head-cheerleader, Magda Goebbels
pictured with her family
For more information about Nazi Bride Schools check-out:
An Illustrated Report from the Reich Brides’ and Housewives’
School at Husbäke in Oldenburg
Documents found detailing how to become the perfect Nazi bride
Nazi Bride Schools: 'These girls were the nucleus of the Reich’
The Perfect Nazi Bride