German women have long been perceived as passive witnesses to the crimes of the Nazi regime. Yet the ideologists of the Third Reich used these women as an essential part of their system. More than 13 million women were cardholding members of the NSDAP, the Nazi party. Reproductive mothers with families, they then contributed to the German war machine, working in factories or volunteering as guards in the death camps.
This documentary will shatter the conventional image of these women. Loyal, indoctrinated, ambitious and fanatic, they were an integral part of the regime. Through a historical and psychological investigation, we will attempt a better understanding of their radicalisation and fanatic drift, by unveiling a largely unknown dimension of the Nazi system.

 

A film by Barbara Necek

French broadcaster: RMC Découverte
Producer: 13 productions (Dominique Monteiro)
International Sales: CPB International