Racism and Sexism in Nazi Germany: Motherhood, Compulsory Sterilization, and the State

@article{Bock1983RacismAS,
  title={Racism and Sexism in Nazi Germany: Motherhood, Compulsory Sterilization, and the State},
  author={Gisela Bock},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1983},
  volume={8},
  pages={400 - 421}
}
  • Gisela Bock
  • Published 1983
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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