Background: The Frauen Warte was the Nazi Party’s biweekly illustrated magazine for women. This is a poem from August 1938 that expesses the Nazi wish to have as many children as possible. I’ve opted for a fairly literal translation rather than attempting poetry myself.
I received an interesting e-mail from a colleague of the boy about whom this poem was written, who is now a teacher in Germany. He is the only son of the Werner vom Hofe, who was also a teacher. The son interpreted his father’s poem as expressing joy at the birth of a son, although the way he expressed his joy was certainly influenced by Nazism.
The source: Werner vom Hofe, “Mein Junge,” NS Frauen Warte, (7), #4 (2nd August issue, 1938), p. 97.
Go to the Frauen Warte Page.
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Go to the German Propaganda Home Page.