Hitler's Germany

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This is a quiz focusing on Hitler's Germany, 1934 to 1939, after the establishment of the dictatorship. It encompasses foreign policy.


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  • 1. 
    Ian Kershaw, an intentionalist, characterises Hitler's Germany as
    • A. 

      A classic totalitarian state.

    • B. 

      A state typified by authoritarianism but with conflicting power groups and a chaotic form of governance.

    • C. 

      A classic totalitarian state but with a significant emphasis on placating big business.

    • D. 

      More democratic than most historians have given it credit for previously.

  • 2. 
    The minister for propaganda in Hitler's Germany was
    • A. 

      Heinrich Himmler

    • B. 

      Herman Goering

    • C. 

      Martin Bormann

    • D. 

      Joesef Goebbels

  • 3. 
    Kristalnacht was
    • A. 

      A night when Germany celebrated the opening of the Olympic Games with a fabulous light show with a crystal clear theme.

    • B. 

      The night in 1933 when books by left wing and Jewish authors were burnt and synagogues had their windows broken across Berlin.

    • C. 

      The night in 1938 when the SA, responding to the assassination of von Rath in Paris by a Jew, launched a pogrom across Germany, destroying synagogues and attacking Jews.

    • D. 

      The night in 1939 when the SA, responding to the declaration fo war by Britain and France on Germany, launched a pogrom across Germany, destroying synagogues and attacking Jews.

  • 4. 
    Ludwig Beck was
    • A. 

      A leading German general who contacted the British in 1938 in respone to Hitler's moves against Czechoslovakia and due to his fears of Hitler dragging Germany into another war.

    • B. 

      Was the general who was disgraced and dismissed for marrying a prostitute, and whose career was demolished in 1938.

    • C. 

      Was an economist who was at the head of Hitler's economic miracle, but who fell foul of Hitler when he counselled cuts in spending on the military and was replaced by Goering in 1936.

    • D. 

      Was the member of the cabinet of barons most opposed to Hitler

  • 5. 
    Hjalmar Schacht
    • A. 

      Was an economist who was at the head of Hitler's economic miracle, but who fell foul of Hitler when he counselled cuts in spending on the military and was replaced by Goering in 1936.

    • B. 

      Was the co-ordinator of the 1938 plot against Hitler

    • C. 

      Was the president of Czechoslovakia who was humiliated by Hitler just prior to the Nazi invasion in 1939.

    • D. 

      Was the had of Hitler's four year plan announced in 1936.

  • 6. 
    The Nazi Youth movements
    • A. 

      Were made compulsory in 1936, but had to have a second law passed in 1939 to ensure all were covered.

    • B. 

      Were set up for children to oversee their parents and alert the authorities to opposition.

    • C. 

      Were developed in response to the Swing Kids movement of the 1930s.

    • D. 

      Was opposed by the Eidelweiss Pirates, Sophia and Hans Scholl and Julius Streicher, all of whom were annihilated by 1944.

  • 7. 
    The __________ land had a German majority, despite being in Czechozlavakia, and was signed over to Germany after the Munich conference in September 1938.
  • 8. 
    General von _________ was ordered by Hitler to have his marriage annulled when it was discovered his new wife had a police record for prostitution, and General von __________ was falsely implicated in a homosexual scandal and sacked. In this manner HItler secured greater control over the German army.
  • 9. 
    In November 1937 HItler had a meeting with von Blomberg, von Fritsch and Neurath outling his plans for acquiring  living space for Germany through military action. It was called the ____________ conference.
  • 10. 
    Hitler set out to acquire the spiritual allegiance of the protestant Germans through the establishment of a _______ church.
  • 11. 
    The name for "folk community":
  • 12. 
    Hitler's approved church was run by ____________.
  • 13. 
    Many Germans responded to the Nazified church by joining Niemoller's ______________.
  • 14. 
    Hitler's first action to acquire territory for his new order was to be against German speaking ___________,
  • 15. 
    The next territorial acquisition in 1938 was the southern neighbour with a German majority in the Sudetenland.