Frauenschaft: The Nazi’s Women’s League

by Chris William From the earliest years of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (N.S.D.A.P. — Nazi party), women became active members of the organization by assuming the customary roles of caregivers for those injured in street brawls, and clerical workers for … More »

WWII Luftwaffe Badges

They denoted both skill and valor by Chris William When Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime began their war of European conquest, one of the Wehrmacht’s (military) sections that was to play a key role in the new form of … More »

Foreign Workers in the Reich

They kept the wheels of war turning By Chris William Soon after Adolf Hitler’s armed forces marched into Poland to begin the war in Europe, the need for a dramatic buildup in the number of soldiers became obvious for their … More »

The Mother’s Cross of Honor

Germany’s tribute to motherhood by Chris William As WWI drew to an end, Germany had lost more than 2.5 million men in the brutal trench warfare that had come to exemplify the European battlefields of the Great War. Many families … More »