The Nazi doctrine elevated the role of German men, emphasizing their combat skills and the brotherhood among male compatriots. This site is about the story of the other side. In , during a speech to the National-Socialist Women's Congress, Hitler declared, with regard to women's rights:. The fairer sex venerated by the propaganda machine of Josef Goebbels was, according to Kompisch, every bit as eager to turn the thumbscrews on the victims held in Gestapo cellars across Europe; every bit as fanatical as the male when it came to crushing resistance to the state. In , a law was passed banning certain high-level positions in the judicial system to women notably judge and prosecutor, through Hitler's personal intervention  and the medical field.