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Hitler & the Third Reich: XII - A to Z (Part 1)
"This three part sub-series is part of our continuing journey into the world of Nazi Germany. Various questions starting at the letter A, and wading through until Z. A few letters have been doubled up to reach a total of thirty. Have fun."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
A - A series of fortifications, built in the early years of the war by the Nazis, along the coast of France, was called the ___________ Wall.
(One Word, 8 letters)
B - On September 29, 1941 and September 30, 1941 the Germans slaughtered over 33,000 Jews at this location. The mass execution was conducted as a reprisal against the Jews for guerrilla attacks in the area.
What was the name of the location that the mass murder took place?
C - This name (or term) was used by the guards at Auschwitz to describe the buildings that stored the belongings (clothing, musical instruments, diamonds, cans of food, and other items) seized from the Jews prior to their execution (or imprisonment).
Camp Schatzhaus (German for "camp treasure house")
C - This was a famous castle, built in 1014, and was used by the Nazis as a prisoner of war camp during WWII for those prisoners that would repeatedly try to escape.
(One Word, 7 letters, spelling is important.)
D - On the 27th of January, 1932 Hitler gave a speech to win the support of the German industrialists.
What was the name of this speech?
E - What law/act was instigated and introduced by Otto Dietrich in 1933?
Economic and Armament Act.
Euthanasia and Expulsion Law.
F - Who was Hans Frank, and what was his role in the story of the Third Reich?
He was the father of Anne Frank, he saved her diaries from destruction.
He was the Governor-General of occupied Poland.
He was a second cousin of Anne Frank, and the person that tipped off the Gestapo to her whereabouts.
He was Hitler's personal physician (Doctor).
G - What was the name of the person who was dubbed "Axis Sally", a Nazi radio propaganda broadcaster?
H is for Helmuth Günther Hübener.
He joined the Hitler Youth in 1938 and was executed in 1942.
What was he executed for?
Attempting to kill Hitler on a plane flight, by carrying a bomb (hidden in a bottle of liquor) on board.
Listening to foreign radio broadcasts and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets.
Executed by the Americans for his involvement in the Ardennes Offensive.
Executed by the British as a spy when located at Bletchley Park (a secret message decoding facility).
I - A war directive was issued by Hitler on 29 May, 1942 with the intention to attack Spain. The operation had a series of name changes before Hitler settled on a code name.
What what the code name for the operation?
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