Kinder, Küche, Kirche
“”Remember, little girl, that one day you must be a German mother.
|—Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf|
Kinder, Küche, Kirche (Children, Kitchen and Church) is a German expression denoting the role of women in society. Allegedly first used by Kaiser Bill (Kaiser Wilhelm II: 1859–1941, reigned 1889-1918), it was also promoted by the Third Reich, although with less emphasis on the "Kirche."
 Lingering effects
In the German school system, the school day generally runs from 8 a.m. to no later than 2 p.m. with most schools ending their day by 1 p.m. (Elementary schools often let out at 11:30 a.m.). In the past, a number of German schools had no food service, so students had to leave campus to eat.
After all, if you release hordes of hungry Kinder in the early afternoon, it's best that Mutti be waiting at home for them so she can fix them their lunch.
 See also
- ↑ Cuesta College info sheet on the German school system
- ↑ The provision of schoolfood in 18 countries, Children's Food Trust