that's an interesting question. Somehow one gets the feeling that the people at the party court didn't intend to get their hands any dirtier than they already were. Lucky for her that she did not meet any hot-heads there trying to stage a warning example.Matt Gibbs wrote:Very interesting info about the ultimate expulsion of a woman party member. If it had been a man so late in the war one wonders if there might have been a harsher verdict, as a defeatist.
I found some information on another Gaufrauenschaftsleiterin, Anna Kottenhoff, who was GFL in Salzburg in 1942. Here is what I have though it's a bit contradictory:
Anna Hulda Wilhelmine Kottenhoff
born Nov. 24th, 1907 in Hagen-Haspe (Westphalia)
father: Gustav Eugen Kottenhoff, merchant (according to other sources industrialist), born Aprl 10th, 1880 in Hagen-Haspe
mother: Anna Klara Kottenhoff, nee Kreft, born Aprl 2nd, 1886 in Hagen-Haspe
According to Grüttner (1995, p.508) Kottenhoff finished highschool ('Abitur') in Dortmund in 1932 and then started studying law. OTOH according to Manns (1997, p.334) Kottenhoff already joined the the NSDStB (Nazi Students' League) around 1930 so she must have been at some kind of university or academy already then. [In German 'Studenten' always means university students. People going to school are called 'Schüler' and it's hard to understand how a pupil would be allowed into a student league.] Röwekamp (2005, p.364) follows Manns' version and writes about a change to the law faculty in 1932.
According to Manns and Röwekamp Kottenhoff was also active in the SA-Hilfe (storm trooper aid) from 1930 - 1932.
All sources then agree that in 1932 Kottenhoff started to study law at the university of Innsbruck, later changing to Heidelberg.
From 1933 to 1935: Kottenhoff belonged to the law faculty student council ('Fachschaft') as well as the general student council of Heidelberg University. She also spearheaded a group of female law students (of varying politcal denominations) that protested against the bad employment opportunities for lawwomen in Berlin (repeated resolutions to the Reichsfrauenführung and the Ministry of Justice).
July 31st, 1935: Kottenhoff passes the law exam (1. Staatsexamen) in Karlsruhe and follows Prof. Reinhard Höhn to Berlin university. Höhn, who according to Röwekamp was respected very much by Kottenhoff, had been appointed head of the newly founded Institut für Staatsforschung (losely translated: Institute for State Theory) in Berlin.
1935/36: Besides continuing her studies Kottenhoff is also active in the local law faculty student council again.
January 1936: She becomes Höhn's assistant in the Institute for State Theory.
August 1936: Kottenhoff starts her state traineeship (Referendariat) for lawmen in Berlin. Parallel to that she heads the sectors 'Law' and 'Economics' in the Office for Science and Professional Education of the Reichsstudentenführung (Reich Student Council).
November 1936: Full-time consultant for science and professional education in the female students department of the Reichsstudentenführung.
1937: Kottenhoff becomes member of the NSDAP.
December 1937: Kottenhoff obtains a doctorate of law from Heidelberg university.
January 1938 till January 1939: Deputy Reich consultant of the ANSt and Gau consultant of the ANSt for Brandenburg.
( ANSt = Arbeitsgemeinschaft Nationalsozialistischer Studentinnen, literally study group of National Socialist female students, i.e the female part of the Nazi Students League).
Feb 1st, 1939: Kottenhoff is promoted to Reich consultant of the ANSt and head of the Office 'Female Students' in the German Student Council.
May 15th, 1941: Kottenhoff becomes managing director of the office 'Science and Professional Education' in the Reich Student Council.
Early 1942: After Gustav Adolf Scheel, the Reich students' führer, has been apppointed to Gauleiter of Salzburg he brings several young talents from the Reich Students Council with him to Salzburg. Kottenhoff becomes Gaufrauenschaftsleiterin.
April 8th, 1942: Kottenhoff marries journalist Günther Dammer (born Mar 4th, 19121 in Berlin). Her family name changes either to Dammer or Dammer-Kottenhoff, depending on your source.
Late 1942: For unknown reasons Kottenhoff resigns from all offices and functions keeping just her leadership in the 'Hochschulgemeinschaft Deutscher Frauen' (University Guild of German Women).
Late war and post-war time unknown. At an unknown point of time the couple changes the family name to 'Schmidtdammer'. (Or just Günther Dammer changes the family name to 'Schmidtdammer' after the death of Anna?)
April 30th, 1957: Kottenhoff completes the state traineeship for lawmen in Düsseldorf and opens a lawyer's office there the next year.
May 24th, 1969: Kottenhoff suddenly dies in Büderich near Düsseldorf.
Oct 30th, 2004: Günther Schmidtdammer dies in Meerbusch-Büderich
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Nationalsozialistische Studentinnen und Akademikerinnen in der Weimarer Republik und im Dritten Reich.
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Juristinnen. Lexikon zu Leben und Werk.
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