Hitler’s Handmaidens: Nazi She-Devil (Sky History, Tuesday 4 June 2024)

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The upcoming second episode of Hitler’s Handmaidens, titled “Nazi She-Devil,” airs on Sky History on Tuesday, 4 June 2024. The episode explores the active and violent participation of women in the war and its atrocities, particularly the Holocaust.

The episode explores the horrors inflicted by the Nazis on Poland, the Baltic States, Ukraine, and Russia as they wage war against the USSR. With 500,000 German women serving on the Eastern Front, the settlement of conquered lands commences, displacing local populations.

The death camps are established, and women play a crucial role as secretaries, administrators, SS wives, and female concentration camp guards. The episode investigates how women were not just bystanders but active perpetrators in the war and the Holocaust.

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“Nazi She-Devil” continues the documentary’s exploration of the role of women in the Third Reich, challenging the portrayal of women as passive homemakers in the history of World War II. It highlights the darker reality of women’s central involvement in enabling Hitler’s war machine and the Holocaust. The episode focuses on the engagement of women in the Eastern territories, the bloodlands of the Holocaust, often downplayed in the Western narrative of the war.

Hitler’s Handmaidens: Nazi She-Devil airs on Sky History on Tuesday, 4 June 2024 at 9:00 p.m.

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