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National Women’s Service
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National Women’s Service

Organization of the German women’s movement. During the war, the National Women’s Service (NWS) regulated the various social welfare activities both by and for women which were important for the political and economic promotion of the war effort on the home front. On August 1, 1914, the Prussian Ministry of the Interior established the Bund deutscher Frauenvereine (Union of German Women’s Organizations). In case of war, these organizations had already drawn up a provisional plan in July, outlining the responsibilities of the NWS …

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Süchting-Hänger, Andrea, “National Women’s Service”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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