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Nazi Designs on German Womanhood’s Back, Plan of Ministry of Fashions

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How the Nazis plan to force German womanhood to conform to a strict Germanic style of dressing has been described by Margaret Lane in a story sent from Berlin to the London Sunday Dispatch.

“Oh yes, German women will cooperate willingly enough. And if they are unwilling. . . .” This was the way she started her story, describing an interview with Dr. Hans Horst, head of the newly-organized ministry of fashions.

“We do not expect to change women’s dress at once,” Dr. Horst said, “but in two or, at the most, three years I think we will have succeeded. No more models will be imported from Paris. Only clothes of German design will appear in the shops of this country. Only German materials will be used. The Jewish firms, which have made their living in the past by importing French models and adapting them for the German market, will still be allowed to trade, providing they employ only German designers and German stuffs.”

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