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Roles and responsibilities for a young Nazi woman, as the war approaches its end.

 
I am writing a story about a group of people in a boarding house in what is probably  Würzburg, in the spring of 1945. One of these characters is a young woman who remains  a devoted member of, and employed by, the Nazi party. I need to pin down exactly what she’s doing with her time.

I’ve searched “nazi women” “female nazis” etc, which mainly turned up female concentration guards. This won’t work for this character; I don’t want her directly involved in violence. I saw her initially as being something along the lines of a blockwart -- I think I read somewhere that they could be women, but if so, I've lost the page.  I’ve read what’s available online of “Frauen” (I’ve run out of time, unfortunately, to get hold of the book). I’ve read Hausfrau at War and The Past is Myself.   I’ve read
these 
articles.

All of this has helped, but I still want a bit more specificity.  Ideally, I’d like her to have some responsibilities she can work on at home. (She's confiscated a lightbulb from another character's room, I'd like her to claim she needs it for her party work).  I wondered about her being a contributor to Frauen Warte magazine, working on its last edition, but I can’t see her as any kind of writer. Besides, I'm not sure if she could be working on it living out of Berlin (though I haven't been able to find ou exactly where the magazine was produced).
Tags: germany: history, ~world war ii
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