Following the war's conclusion, the Allies initiated a process known as denazification (Entnazifizierung in German) aimed at eradicating traces of the Nazi regime. Individuals affiliated with the Nazi Party were removed from positions of authority in various spheres, including culture, journalism, education, economics, law, and politics.
As part of this process, citizens were confronted with mass graves and were compelled to bury the victims from labor and concentration camps.
Documentary films depicting the atrocities of the death camps were screened in cinemas, and German citizens were strongly encouraged to attend these viewings.
Given that a significant number of men had perished, been taken as prisoners of war, or were held in prison camps scattered across Germany, the burden of rebuilding the nation primarily fell upon women.