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Military government weekly information bulletin
Number 86 (March 1947)

[Highlights of policy],   pp. [4]-15 PDF (7.1 MB)


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mechanical drawing from a nurse at the Oscar-Helene-Heim in Berlin-Dahlem
Catholic Nurses comprise a new organization,   tracts for gra
started in 1937, when women were forbidden     all nurses ui
under the Nazi regime to enter the religious   employed.
order or convents.                               Nurses wi
About three-fourths of the institutional     graduate fro
nurses in Germany are organized and func-      ing are callE
tion under the Motherhouse system. The        in a nurses'
Motherhouse is an organized sisterhood with    Karll Verb
a home that offers refuge for members who      volunteers f
are ill, unemployed, or retired, and is directed  the free nur
by a Mother Superior. The Motherhouse          get enough
association arranges the nurse's entire per-   sociation in
sonal life; it trains her professionally, it   funds have I
obtains work for her, and it collects her      fiscated and
salary. In turn, it furnishes her uniforms     contracts b(
and pin money, and offers her security and     Many are sti
protection  for life. The Catholic sisters,      In the US
Protestant deaconesses, and Red Cross nurses   been made i
all function under Motherhouses. There are     fession. Sch
42 Motherhouses in the US Zone, each with      nazified and
400 to 1,400 members. They are conducting      ing in the I
schools of nursing and procuring work comi-    are offered,
Aduate and student nurses. Nearly
ider this Motherhouse system are
ro resign from Motherhouses or
om independent schools of nurs-
ed free nurses and are organized
association known as the Agnus-
'and. The NSDAP recruited
or the NS Brown nurses from
se group and when they did not
volunteers, they took in the as-
toto (1941). As a result, their
been blocked, their property con-
a high percentage have lost their
-cause of political affiliations.
ill unemployed.
Zone, considerable headway has
n reorganizing the nursing pro-
iools of nursing have been de-
reopened, with some 83 function-
JS Zone. Two types of courses
one for general nurses and one
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