Note 023
by Joachim C. Fest

23 Rosten, ABC des Nationalsozialismus. In this book the author also sets himself up as a poet. His unspeakable doggerel would not deserve to be repeated here did it not so strikingly characterize the half-baked, dilettantish tone of the majority of these efforts on 'the rescue of the German woman';

We want our women tried and true
Not as decorated toys
The German wife and mother too
Bears riches no foreign woman enjoys.

The German woman is noble wine.
She loves and enriches the earth.
The German woman is bright sunshine
To home and hearth.

Worthy of respect she must always be seen;
Not of strange races the passion and game.
The people must remain pure and clean:
That is the Fuhrer's high aim.
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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