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A Racist Regime: The Nazi Germany Quiz
by Staff
As unpleasant as it might be, take a glimpse into the past of Nazi Germany, and test your memory of the buildup to one of history's most recent atrocities.

What was the Nazi Party first called?

  • Enlightened Commandos
  • German Workers' Party
  • German Socialists

True or false: The Nazi rise to power brought an end to the Weimar Republic.

  • true
  • false

When was Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany?

  • Jan. 30, 1933
  • Feb. 9, 1933
  • Feb. 17, 1933

What name did Hitler use for the single leader with complete power whom he said should control the German state?

  • reich chancellor
  • fuhrer
  • heil

What is the book Hitler wrote that outlined his political ideas of German nationalism, anti-Semitism and anti-Bolshevism?

  • &quot;<i>Mein Leben</i>&quot;
  • &quot;<i>Mein Kampf</i>&quot;
  • &quot;<i>Mein Tod</i>&quot;

What was the Nazi Party's main instrument for undermining democracy and facilitating Adolf Hitler's rise to power?

  • the SS
  • the SA
  • propaganda

Nazi foreign policy was guided by the belief that Germany was destined to do what?

  • expand eastward by military force
  • establish permanent rule in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union
  • both of the above

What were the Nuremberg laws?

  • laws that stripped Jews of their civil rights as German citizens
  • laws only citizens of Nuremberg, Germany, had to follow
  • laws strictly for the &quot;racially pure&quot;

What Nazi law defined being Jewish as a race instead of a religion?

  • Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor
  • Law of Aryan Rule
  • Final Solution

When did the Nazis establish the first concentration camp?

  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1935

What was the first stationary facility the Nazis built where poison gas was used for mass murder of Jews?

  • Belzec
  • Chelmno
  • Sobibor

How many people are thought to have been killed by the SS at Chelmno?

  • 70,000
  • 128,000
  • 152,000

During the Holocaust, how did the Nazis segregate Jews from the rest of the population?

  • established ghettos
  • facilitated strict laws
  • concentration camps

True or false: The largest ghetto in Poland was the Warsaw ghetto.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Beginning in late 1941, the Germans destroyed the ghettos.

  • true
  • false

What was the last major ghetto destroyed by the Nazis?

  • Lodz
  • Krakow
  • Minsk

Who issued the ordinance requiring Jews wear the Star of David?

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Hans Frank
  • Heinrich Himmler

Before opening Chelmno, what other types of killing methods did the Nazis use for the mass murder of Jews?

  • mobile firing squads
  • hangings
  • cremation

In some ghettos, members of Jewish resistance movements staged armed uprisings. What was the largest?

  • Vilna ghetto uprising
  • Warsaw ghetto uprising
  • Bialystok ghetto uprising

True or false: The Warsaw ghetto uprising between the SS and the Jewish resistance lasted seven days.

  • true
  • false

Which concentration camp was the largest established by the Nazis?

  • Treblinka
  • Belzec
  • Auschwitz

Who became known as the "Angel of Death" at Auschwitz?

  • Dr. Josef Mengele
  • Dr. Eduard Wirths
  • Adolf Eichmann

How many victims are estimated to have been killed by the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration camp between 1940 and 1945?

  • 950,000
  • 1.1 million
  • 800,000

What army finally liberated Auschwitz from the Nazis in 1945?

  • the Soviet army
  • the U.S. Army
  • the British army

True or false: Before the Soviet liberation, the SS forced nearly 60,000 prisoners to march west from the Auschwitz camp system.

  • true
  • false

Many individuals used their personal influence to rescue or shelter Jews during the Holocaust. What Swedish diplomat helped save hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews in 1944?

  • Raoul Wallenberg
  • Carl Lutz
  • Oskar Schindler

In 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council posthumously presented this man with the museum's Medal of Remembrance.

  • Oskar Schindler
  • Carl Lutz
  • Andre Trocme

True or false: Gen. Dwight Eisenhower insisted villagers view horrors of the concentration camps.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Hitler went on trial in Nuremburg, Germany, in November 1945 after a complete surrender by the Nazis earlier that year.

  • true
  • false

How many of the defendants in that trial were sentenced to death?

  • 12
  • 20
  • 24