Reichsgau Tirol-Vorarlberg

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Reichsgau Tirol-Vorarlberg
Reichsgau of Nazi Germany



Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Reichsgau Tirol-Vorarlberg
Map of Nazi Germany showing its administrative
subdivisions (Gaue and Reichsgaue).
Capital Innsbruck
 •  1938–1945 Franz Hofer
 •  Anschluss 12 March 1938
 •  German surrender 8 May 1945
 •  1939 330,892 
Today part of  Austria

The Reichsgau Tirol-Vorarlberg (English: Gau Tyrol-Vorarlberg) was an administrative division of Nazi Germany consisting of Vorarlberg and North Tyrol (both in Austria). It existed from 1938 to 1945. After the Italian Armistice with the Allies the Italian provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino were placed under direct German control as the Operational Zone of the Alpine Foothills (Operationszone Alpenvorland, OZAV), which was de facto annexed and administered as part of Tirol-Vorarlberg.[1]

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  1. ^ Michael Wedekind (2005). "The Sword of Science". In Ingo Haar; Michael Fahlbusch. German scholars and ethnic cleansing, 1919-1945. Berghahn Books. pp. 111–123. ISBN 9781571814357.