Note 002
by Joachim C. Fest

2 Only Goebbels and Bormann had families fully commensurate with the standards of National Socialist ideology. It must, however, be pointed out here that, strictly speaking, there never was a National Socialist woman or family ideology. There existed, as is altogether characteristic of National Socialist ideology, merely tendencies, which in view of the conscious indifference of National Socialism to systematisation were never brought together and systematically developed, thus guaranteeing great flexibility in the exercise of administrative power. The concept is used here merely for terminological simplification.

From Chapter 21, German Wife and Mother , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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