C5: PerpetratorsThe mass killings of Jews were planned carried out by contractors of the state and Nazi party organization, and thus took place in state run organizations such as concentration camps, asylums, and hospitals. Women worked in these state run organizations as clerks, detectives, overseers, guards, and nurses. In this time domestic violence expanded and female killers carriedout heinous acts and murders in or near home.
C6: Why did they Kill: Their Postwar Explanations and OursWhen war ended allied leaders made it clear that those who committed crimes would be punished, so all women in uniform were taken in the allied dragnet and placed into internment camps. This chapter also talks about biological differences between men and women when it comes to violent behavior.C7: What Happened to them? The fates of the women subjects after the war were surprising, for out of all the women in the book only one women was tried and found guilty. There was definitely a gender bias in the judicial process, for men were judged by place in political hierarchy, motive, and ideology, and women were judged by other factors such as how the influence of their husbands acted like peer pressure. It was easier for persecutors to find evidence against women who had formal roles in the Nazi party as opposed to women who were wives of SS members.
- Spring '07
- Nazism, German women, Sara Paige Young, Professor Gillerman