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WWII cost the most _____ in history.

WWII was the most costly war in history. It cost the most money, lives and property, and it created the most far-reaching changes.

How many children died in the Holocaust?

1.5 million children died in the Holocaust. 1.2 million of these were Jewish, and many of the others were Romani.

Which was the largest battle for the U.S.?

The Battle of the Bulge was actually the largest battle in U.S. history. There were more than 80,000 American casualties.

What plane dropped the first bomb on Hiroshima?

The Enola Gay is famous for dropping the first bomb on Hiroshima. Bockscar was the B-29 that bombed Nagasaki.

Who was the famous Angel of Death that experimented on children?

Dr. Josef Mengele is the famous Angel of Death who performed disgusting experiments on 3,000 twins. Most of these children were Romani or Jewish.

Who designed the Nazi flag?

Adolph Hitler actually designed the Nazi flag. Red was for Nazism, white was for nationalism, and the black swastika was for the struggle of the Aryan man.

WWII was predicted in _____.

Hitler actually predicted WWII in "Mein Kampf." He envisioned that the Jews would be exterminated from Germany.

The word Holocaust is from which language?

The word "Holocaust" is a Greek word. "Holos" means whole, and "kaustos" means burned.

What was the pesticide used in gas chambers?

Zyklon B was the horrible pesticide used in the gas chambers. Jews were starved and put to work in the concentration camps, as well.

How many Jews were killed per day in the concentration camps?

As many as 12,000 Jews were killed each day in the concentration camps. Some people still deny that it even happened.

Which was the most notorious concentration camp?

Auschwitz-Birkenau was the most notorious concentration camp in WWII. Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, Treblinka and Majdanek were also some of the largest.

Who created the atomic bomb?

The Americans created the first atomic bomb during WWII. It was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Within a matter of seconds, the bomb killed 80,000 people.

Which country had the most casualties in WWII?

Russia sustained the most casualties during WWII. Roughly 21 million Russians were killed.

Where were the most German soldiers killed?

By far, the most Germans were killed on the Eastern Front. Of every five Germans killed, four of them were killed there.

How many tons of bombs were dropped by the Allies?

During WWII, roughly 3.4 million tons of bombs were dropped by the Allies. This amounted to 27,700 tons a month.

What is the most famous Holocaust diary?

"The Diary of Anne Frank" is the most famous Holocaust account. It is taught in many schools.

Russia's army was known as _____.

Russia's army was known as the Red Army. Sadly, they committed several war crimes, including the mass rape of over two million German women.

True or False: All the Jews that escaped concentration camps survived.

Many concentration camp survivors were beyond help. At Bergen-Belsen, 13,000 prisoners died after liberation.

True or False: All scholars agree on the event that started WWII.

In fact, many scholars have different opinions about it. Most scholars agree that WWII began when Germany invaded Poland, however, some scholars believe that it was when Japan invaded Manchuria.

Which was the longest WWII battle?

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest battle in WWII. It lasted from 1939-1945.

The word Nazi is Bavarian for _____.

The word "Nazi" is Bavarian, and it means "simple-minded." That's the understatement of the century.

How many U.S. Jews served in WWII?

About 600,000 U.S. Jews served in WWII. More than 35,000 of these were killed, wounded, or captured.

What were "wind ship weapons"?

"Wind ship weapons" were made by the Japanese, and they carried incendiary bombs. 9,000 of these balloons were launched at the U.S.

The swastika dates back to _____ .

The swastika dates all the way back to the 2nd century B.C. It is a sacred religious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

When was the origin of Kamikaze bombing?

Kamikaze bombing was first suggested in 1944. This tactic killed 2,800 Kamikaze pilots and sank 34 U.S. ships.

What was invented during WWII?

Radar technology was invented by accident during WWII. Robert Watson-Watt was working on a "death ray" that would destroy enemy aircraft using radio waves. It led to the invention of radar.

In addition to Jews and Romani, who were murdered in concentration camps?

Aside from Jews and Romani, Jehovah's Witnesses were also killed. Anyone who did not fit the Aryan bill was subject to death.

Who designed the "Final Solution"?

Heinrich Himmler designed the Final Solution in 1942. It was otherwise known as the "Final Solution to the Jewish Problem."

Many scholars believe the Battle of Stalingrad was the _____ of the war.

Many scholars believe that the Battle of Stalingrad was the turning point in the war. It was also one of the bloodiest battles in history.

The war ended when Japan signed a surrender agreement on the USS ______.

The war officially ended when Japan signed an agreement on the USS Missouri. This was on September 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.

Anne Frank died in ____.

Anne Frank and her sister died in Bergen-Belsen. This was one month before the camp was liberated.

During WWII, the Air Force was a part of ____.

During WWII, the Air Force was part of the U.S. Army. After WWII, they would become a separate branch.

How many Allied ships were sunk by German U-boats?

2,000 Allied ships were sunk by German U-boats. 781 U-boats were destroyed.

How many Jeeps were built during WWII?

More than 650,000 Jeeps were built during WWII. American factories also made 300,000 military aircraft.

Who used the first jet fighters in WWII?

The Germans were the first to use jet fighters in WWII. But they were developed too late to change the course of the war.

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