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Wilhelm Hoegner was an early and influential opponent of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP--a very early opponent, having been involved in the investigation of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923. He maintained his strong opposition as a member of the Reichstag from 1930-1933; after the elections and after Hitler consolidated his power in 1933, Hoegner's position became "untenable" in Germany and he left for Austria, and by 1934 he was situated as a journalist in Switzerland. He played a prominent role in German postwar politics, and died in 1980.
Hoegner wrote Die Frau im Dritten Reich in 1931 as a warning to all about the totalitarian possibilities of the Nazis, and in particular of the tyranny against women--the result is pretty much evident on the very striking cover of his pamphlet.