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Operation Valkyrie: July 20, 1944
"This quiz is about the conspiracy and the conpirators attempt to remove Adolph Hitler; Germany's lawful head of state."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What was the original Operation Valkyrie designed to do?
Suppress any mass uprising by the German population
Halt the advance of the Allies near Antwerp
Make another attempt to take Moscow in 1944
What kind oath did Hitler make the armed forces take in 1934?
a personal oath of loyalty to him as Fuehrer
an oath to avenge 'the stab in the back'
an oath of loyalty to the Party (NSDAP)
unconditional loyalty to Nazi ideals
What initial military disaster in the East turned the General Staff against Hitler?
Who did the Gestapo suspect of the attempts on Hitler's life?
a few disgruntled dissidents
the General Staff
If the conspiracy had succeeded, who was going to be the new head of state for Germany?
Who was able to initiate Operation Valkyrie upon Hitler's removal?
Colonel von Stauffenberg
The conspirators had a chance to assassinate Hitler on 7 July 1944. Why was this not done?
Himmler was not present
Neither Goering nor Hitler was present
Goering was not present
Hitler had too much security
What odd circumstance saved Hitler's life on the day of the attempted assassination?
someone moved the explosive away from Hitler
Hitler moved away from the expolsive device
the device failed to detonate its main charge
the device was discovered by the SS
Who attempted to warn the conspirators in Berlin that Hitler had survived the attempt on his life?
What happened to the people who knew of the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler but were not involved in the attempt?
nothing happened to them
most of them committed suicide
they were questioned then released
they were arrested as well
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