National Socialist Family Law. The Influence of National Socialism on Marriage and Divorce Law in Germany and the Netherlands

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    Abstract

    In National Socialist Family Law, Mariken Lenaerts analyses the possible influence of National Socialism on marriage and divorce law in Germany and the Netherlands. As the family was regarded the germ-cell of the nation, the Nazis made many changes in German and Dutch marriage and divorce law to suit their purpose of a thousand-year Aryan Reich. By making extensive use of archival resources, Mariken Lenaerts gives an overview of the most important changes adopted in marriage and divorce law by the Nazis and proves that although daily marital life in both countries was highly influenced by National Socialism, marriage and divorce law did not become National Socialist.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    PublisherBrill | Nijhoff
    ISBN (Print)9789004279308
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesLegal History Library, Studies in the History of Private Law
    Number16/8

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