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"The NSDAP protects the Volk" (racial community). To strengthen the race, Nazism promoted a high birth rate and urged women to be "mothers and housewives." The Nazis propagated an ideal of subdued women and aggressive men. Homosexuality was considered an "infectious disease of body and mind" to be severely suppressed. Between 5,000 and 20,000 homosexuals were sent to concentration camps.

Nazi Party propaganda poster from the 1930s