„Mit 70 Jahren hat kein Mensch das Recht, sich alt zu fühlen.“ – Altersdiskurse und Bilder des Alters in der NS-Sozialpolitik

  • „At the age of seventy, no one is allowed to feel old.“ - Discourses and images of old age in the welfare policy of Nazi Germany. Social policies of Nazi Germany aimed directly at cutting expenses for pensions and other social security benefits for old people. In order to reduce social costs, the age of retirement was supposed to be increased through various policies. In the field of scientific research, scientist of gerontology, industrial science and medicine delineated projects that promised to conserve work ability into a much older age. The declared goal was to make people work much longer than established retirement ages suggested. Especially during the war, new social policies increased the pressure put on older workers to postpone retirement or even to resume employment.

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Author:Benjamin Möckel
Parent Title (German):Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften
Document Type:Journal Article
Date of Publication (online):2016/02/17
Year of first Publication:2011
Release Date:2016/02/17
Issue:H. 3
First Page:112
Last Page:135
Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:3/2013 Zeitgeschichte der Vorsorge 3/2013 / Zur Debatte
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen