Poster: "We Women Are Voting Slate 2 National Socialists"
German women were an important voting bloc. The Nazis made a concerted effort to appeal to women, as exemplified by this 1932 election poster. The Nazis had to repackage their messages to de-emphasize military aims. Hitler consciously modeled some Nazi propaganda appeals to German women on speeches delivered by Benito Mussolini in Fascist Italy, who also had to calm the fears of Italian war widows after World War I. Nazi propagandists attempted to win over newly-enfranchised women voters by portraying the party as the defender of traditional German womanhood, the family, and Christianity.