No. 145 (October 5, 1948)
Today's women of Germany, pp. -5 PDF (3.1 MB)
Berlin women, using shovels, take the place of scarce machinery in clearing debris In front of bombed-out built nig - < i... god (DEN) 1 f r 7O MIII i7 THERE IS a good nucleus among German women around which can be developed a basic movement toward German-rooted democracy. The women who form this nucleus already have confidence in Women's Affairs of OMGUS and in MG policies, and are anxious to help in the reconstruction of Germany. Their leaders, trained largely during Weimar Republic days, have suffered from both World Wars. They have learned that German nationalism does not pay. Their hope is for pan-Europa and peace, while in communism they see the same evils as those in nazism. They do not have a very clear com- prehension of the real meaning of democracy or of its methods and re- sponsibilities, but they do have an By Mrs. Visiting appreciation of its benefits results. This group is not large intelligent; it is determine suffered enough so that it is pay the price necessary t freedom. Moreover, it is articulate group (apart from munists, who also are better among the German women to OMGUS for help. In all Germany, there are more women than men. AC the October, 1946, census Zone, there are 124 women 100 men. For every 100 me 20-25 years of age there women; between 25-30 yea 170 women; 30-40 years of women; 50-60 years of age, I This is the Tesult of two wart figures mean that German w great potential power. Statistics, interviews, re members of Military Go' all point to the same conclus OCT Female members of a family seek stray ears of corn left after harvest.
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