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Women’s Unions
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Women’s Unions

The term women’s unions include all organizations committed to the war effort and to social auxiliary work by women. First among them are the Country Women’s Unions of the Red Cross. These include the Väterlandische Frauenverein für das Gebiet des Norddeutschen Bundes [Fatherland’s Women’s Union for the Region of the North German Federation], founded in 1886, and the Red Cross Country Women’s Unions in Baden, Bavaria, Hesse, Saxony, and Württemberg. Their task was to promote and organize care of the war wounded. They were u…

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Süchting-Hänger, Andrea, “Women’s Unions”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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