Historical Knowledge Of The Third Reich

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Historical Knowledge Of The Third Reich - Quiz

This will establish the depth of your knowledge regarding a variety of trivia of the Third Reich and WW2.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

      Who was this person, convicted at Nuremberg?

    • A.

      Carl von Clausewitz

    • B.

      Eric Stroheim

    • C.

      Wilhelm Keitel

    • D.

      Julius Streicher

    Correct Answer
    D. Julius Streicher
    Explanation
    Julius Streicher - Publisher of Der Stürmer

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  • 2. 

    The Butcher of Lyon was -

    • A.

      Klaus Barbie

    • B.

      Jerôme Daladaire

    • C.

      Ernst Jung

    • D.

      Rudolf Hess

    Correct Answer
    A. Klaus Barbie
    Explanation
    Klaus Barbie is the correct answer because he was known as "The Butcher of Lyon." He was a Nazi war criminal who was responsible for numerous atrocities during World War II, particularly in Lyon, France. Barbie was the head of the Gestapo in Lyon and was involved in the arrest, torture, and deportation of thousands of people, including resistance fighters and Jewish individuals. His nickname, "The Butcher of Lyon," reflects the brutal and ruthless nature of his actions during the war.

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  • 3. 

    What was the inspirational quote above the entrance of the concentration camp Buchenwald?

    • A.

      Jedem das Seine

    • B.

      Arbeit macht Frei

    • C.

      Juden Heraus

    • D.

      Eure Ehre heißt Treue

    Correct Answer
    A. Jedem das Seine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Jedem das Seine." This phrase translates to "To each his own" or "Everyone gets what they deserve." This quote was displayed above the entrance of the Buchenwald concentration camp during World War II. It was a cynical and cruel statement, reflecting the dehumanizing and discriminatory ideology of the Nazi regime, which believed in the unequal worth of individuals based on their race, religion, or political beliefs. The quote serves as a chilling reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust and the need to remember and learn from history.

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  • 4. 

    Who is this actor who did an excellent portrayal of Hitler?

    • A.

      Christopher Waltz

    • B.

      Bruno Ganz

    • C.

      Horst Wessel

    • D.

      Johan Raabe

    Correct Answer
    B. Bruno Ganz
    Explanation
    Bruno Ganz is the correct answer because he is known for his exceptional portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the film "Downfall" (2004). Ganz's performance received critical acclaim for its accuracy and intensity, capturing the complexities of Hitler's character. His portrayal humanizes Hitler while also conveying the dictator's madness and charisma. Ganz's performance in "Downfall" is widely regarded as one of the most memorable portrayals of Hitler in cinema, showcasing his talent and skill as an actor.

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  • 5. 

    What was Hitlers eye colour?

    • A.

      Brown

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Grey

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    Hitler's eye color was blue. This is a known fact based on various historical records, photographs, and eyewitness accounts. Blue eyes were a distinctive feature of Hitler's appearance, often described as intense and piercing.

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  • 6. 

    Who was this man with Danish origins who had a significant part in the rebuilding of Weimar Germany?

    • A.

      Holger Strøm

    • B.

      Peter Falke

    • C.

      Børge Bendtsen

    • D.

      Hjalmar Schacht

    Correct Answer
    D. Hjalmar Schacht
    Explanation
    Hjalmar Schacht was a man with Danish origins who played a significant role in the rebuilding of Weimar Germany. He was an influential economist and banker who served as the President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics during the Weimar Republic. Schacht implemented various economic policies and reforms to stabilize the German economy after the devastation of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles. He also played a key role in the establishment of the Rentenmark, a new currency that helped stabilize inflation and restore confidence in the German economy. Schacht's efforts were crucial in the economic recovery of Weimar Germany.

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  • 7. 

    Who was this high ranking Nazi? He was unlawfully tried.

    • A.

      Arno Hintjens

    • B.

      Adolf Eichmann

    • C.

      Rudolf Hess

    • D.

      Herman von Papen

    Correct Answer
    B. Adolf Eichmann
    Explanation
    Adolf Eichmann was a high-ranking Nazi who was unlawfully tried. Eichmann was one of the key architects of the Holocaust and was responsible for organizing the deportation of millions of Jews to extermination camps. After World War II, he went into hiding but was eventually captured by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960. He was then brought to Israel, where he stood trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The trial was highly publicized and brought attention to the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. Eichmann was found guilty and executed in 1962.

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  • 8. 

    What was the name of this personal secretary?

    • A.

      Alfred Rosenberg

    • B.

      Alfred Jodel

    • C.

      Fritz Sauckel

    • D.

      Martin Bormann

    Correct Answer
    D. Martin Bormann
    Explanation
    Martin Bormann was the personal secretary of Adolf Hitler during World War II. He was known for his strong influence over Hitler and played a significant role in the Nazi regime. Bormann was responsible for managing Hitler's schedule, handling correspondence, and controlling access to the leader. He was considered one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and was involved in decision-making processes. Bormann's position as Hitler's personal secretary allowed him to exert considerable power and influence within the Nazi Party.

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  • 9. 

    Who designed this beautiful classicist stadium, still in use today? 

    • A.

      Arno Breker

    • B.

      Arthur Krebs

    • C.

      Albert Speer

    • D.

      Anders Kløbbich

    Correct Answer
    C. Albert Speer
    Explanation
    Albert Speer is the correct answer because he was a German architect and a prominent member of the Nazi Party. He is known for his close association with Adolf Hitler and his role in designing many monumental buildings and structures during the Nazi regime. Speer's architectural style was heavily influenced by classicism, and he designed several stadiums, including the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, which is still in use today.

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  • 10. 

    Who was this party ideologue?

    • A.

      Alfred Rosenberg

    • B.

      Ejnar Roskild

    • C.

      Franz von Papen

    • D.

      Horst Pappenheimer

    Correct Answer
    A. Alfred Rosenberg
    Explanation
    Alfred Rosenberg was a party ideologue. He was a prominent figure in the Nazi Party and played a significant role in shaping Nazi ideology. He was one of the key architects of the anti-Semitic policies and was responsible for promoting the idea of Aryan supremacy. Additionally, Rosenberg was the editor of the Nazi newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter, and held various high-ranking positions within the Nazi regime. His ideas and writings had a profound influence on the Nazi Party's ideology and policies during Hitler's rule.

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  • 11. 

    Who was this important diplomat?

    • A.

      Ernst Kaltenbrunner

    • B.

      Konstantin von Neurath

    • C.

      Erich Raeder

    • D.

      Joachim von Ribbentrop

    Correct Answer
    D. Joachim von Ribbentrop
    Explanation
    Joachim von Ribbentrop was an important diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nazi Germany from 1938 to 1945. He played a key role in Hitler's aggressive foreign policies, including the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with the Soviet Union. Ribbentrop was known for his close relationship with Hitler and his active involvement in the planning and execution of Germany's military campaigns. After World War II, Ribbentrop was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity and was executed in 1946.

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  • 12. 

    Who was this important military and government leader?

    • A.

      Carl von Clausewitz

    • B.

      Joseph Goebbels

    • C.

      Adolf Eichmann

    • D.

      Karl Dönitz

    Correct Answer
    D. Karl Dönitz
    Explanation
    Karl Dönitz was an important military and government leader. He served as the Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy during World War II and later became the President of Germany for a short period after Hitler's death. Dönitz played a significant role in the planning and execution of naval operations during the war and was known for his expertise in submarine warfare. He was also responsible for the surrender of Germany to the Allies in 1945.

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  • 13. 

    Who was this homosexual leader?

    • A.

      Ernst Röhm

    • B.

      Udo Falke

    • C.

      Manni Petersheim

    • D.

      Horst-Günther Schrott

    Correct Answer
    A. Ernst Röhm
    Explanation
    Ernst Röhm was a prominent figure in the early Nazi Party and a close associate of Adolf Hitler. He played a significant role in the organization and development of the paramilitary organization known as the Sturmabteilung (SA). Röhm's homosexuality was known to Hitler, but he was initially tolerated due to his loyalty and contributions to the party. However, as Hitler solidified his power, he saw Röhm and the SA as a potential threat and had Röhm and other SA leaders executed during the Night of the Long Knives in 1934.

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  • 14. 

    This man wrote a famous Nazi-song:

    • A.

      Deutschlandlied

    • B.

      Westerwald

    • C.

      Die Lore

    • D.

      Die Fahne hoch

    Correct Answer
    D. Die Fahne hoch
    Explanation
    Die Fahne hoch, also known as Horst-Wessel-Lied, was a famous Nazi song during the Third Reich in Germany. It was the anthem of the Nazi Party and played a significant role in promoting their ideology and rallying their supporters. The song was named after Horst Wessel, a prominent Nazi SA member who was glorified by the party after his death. The lyrics of Die Fahne hoch praised the Nazi movement, its leaders, and their vision for Germany. Due to its association with the Nazis, the song is now banned in Germany and considered a symbol of hate and extremism.

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