A strongly patriotic essay, which discusses the role of German women in Hitler’s rise to power. It utilises WWII anti-German propaganda and adopts a number of stereotypical views on the nature and culture of German women. For example: “Passive obedience to German masculine egotism and brutality is as bad for the men as it is for the [women] and their children.” She also positions them in a wider Western European history, incorrectly concluding: “The German women have produced no great pioneers of liberty or humanitarianism. They who have boasted so much about their Culture which the Nazis wished to impose on the rest of the women of other nations have not given to the world one woman poet or composer.”
Kenney Papers, University of East (UEA) Anglia Archives
194?, written between 1942-1945, but exact date uncertain.
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