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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #130
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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
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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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostmark_(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.
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20-26 June, Cologne, Germany (Clay)

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