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“Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men. “It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps,” remembers Kitty.“During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys.

“They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps.

After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines.

An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his family.

Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna..

“When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. “After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything.

All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps.

At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death.

“Then we lost religious education for kids “Our education was nationalized. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools.

The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag.

We were led to believe that everyone in Germany was happy. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family.

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