Hitler’s Housewives written by Tim Heath and published by Pen and Sword Books.
Now if you look around on this website you’ll see in places that I am a fan of Tim Heath’s books and a couple even made it into our top 10 books of 2019, they were Creating Hitler’s Germany and Women of the Third Reich. The reason I enjoy his books are because they are usually about the woman’s role which rarely gets done by writers who will happily write about other WW2 subjects. But I have quite enjoyed all women’s history since studying at university. So I was really looking forward to reading this book when it came.
This book is roughly written in the same manner of previous books in that the author is writing the books from actual people and families from Germany in the situations they faced or experienced which is good because were being given first-hand knowledge by the author from the primary source of evidence. So many book are rehashed books that anyone can get hold of, this book is different and which in my opinion makes it stand out against others. We learn all about the lives of women, their daughters and sons and how the role of women changed in the family during world war two Germany. In fact I can’t think of an equivalent book about British housewives during WW2, maybe someone should take me up on that idea.
The book is very good indeed, and I like the way the author Tim Heath writes because it’s always clear, balanced and informative. I do wish he’d write a book on the Hitler Youth as this is another subject that seems to rarely get written about. I would definitely recommend this book.