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post #130 of (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Re: 1938

19-26 June, Gaumeisterschaft*, Vienna, Austria (Clay)

FI: Trude Wolf d. Baroness Elfi Kriegs-Au 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

DF: Anita Hummer/Baroness Elfi Kriegs-Au d. Hilde Walter/Trude Wolf 6-4, 6-2

* This appears to have been a type of Austrian regional championship open only to Austrian players (Rosl Kraus was at Wimbledon, so couldn't take part). A "Gau" was a district or region; it was also a Nazi administrative district. Austria had been annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938.

According to the "Ostmarkgesetz" of 1 May 1938, Austria was divided up into seven Reichsgaue, or administrative sub-divisions. Austria as such thus ceased to exist. More on how the Nazis redefined Austria:

The "Gaumeisterschaft" tournament might well have been an equivalent of the Austrian Championships for 1938 because the latter tournament would not have been allowed to take place under Nazi rule.

20-26 June, Cologne, Germany (Clay)

FI: Totte Zehden d. Frl Sander 1-6, 6-1, 9-7

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