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37 Holocaust quizzes and 380 Holocaust trivia questions.
  "The Cage" by Ruth Minsky Sender    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An autobiography of a Jewish girl who lived through the Holocaust. Written by Ruth Minsky Sender.
Difficult, 10 Qns, lottie8439, Mar 29 12
772 plays
  Badges and Other Symbols of the Holocaust   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz asks you to assume to role of a recent deportee to a concentration camp and interpret your surroundings based on your knowledge of Holocaust symbolism.
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Apr 07 13
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8790 plays
  The Holocaust: Basics   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are about basic aspects of the Holocaust and about some of the terminology used in literature on the subject.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 16 17
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Nov 16 17
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  The Holocaust II editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is another set of questions on the Holocaust. I've tried to avoid unduly specialized questions, but probably haven't quite succeeded.
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 27 20
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May 27 20
4939 plays
  The Holocaust I   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Holocaust of the Jews has come to be seen as one of the key events of World War II and of the twentieth century more generally. Try these questions.
Difficult, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 09 19
bloomsby gold member
Dec 09 19
3774 plays
  Saving Rozwadów   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Two Polish doctors named Eugene Lazowski and Stanislaw Matulewicz hatched a plan that saved many Jewish lives in the village of Rozwadów during the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II. This quiz is about that plan.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Apr 16 21
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Apr 16 21
640 plays
  World War II -The Holocaust   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope that you find this quiz interesting. It is all multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, dingbatalso, Apr 11 13
10012 plays
  The Genocide of the Holocaust   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is not for the faint-hearted as I have given specific details of the Holocaust and the suffering endured by a race of people in perhaps the best-known case of genocide in the twentieth century.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ArleneRimmer, Aug 16 11
7816 plays
  The Ultimate Auschwitz Quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi camp during World War II. How much do you know about it?
Average, 10 Qns, MissVoldy, Jun 03 13
3293 plays
  Prelude to the Holocaust: Basics   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions relate to events leading up to the Holocaust and also deal with some background issues, too.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 23 14
bloomsby gold member
1916 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What concentration camp held only women prisoners?

From Quiz "World War II -The Holocaust"

  WW II Concentration Camps   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a general quiz about some of the better known concentration camps located in Europe during WW II.
Tough, 10 Qns, ballykissangel, Nov 01 10
6486 plays
  Test yourself! Auschwitz Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Auschwitz was the most notorious camp during the Holocaust. In this vast camp an estimated 1.2-1.5 million people were murdered or systematically worked to death. Take this quiz and see what you know about this place of horrific inhumanity.
Average, 10 Qns, sfarmgirl77, Jul 16 14
5472 plays
  Porajmos: The Gypsy Holocaust   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Though less well-known than the campaigns against the Jews, the mass exterminations of European Gypsies during World War II were no less systematically brutal. I hope this quiz helps make this neglected example of inhumanity more clear.
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Mar 03 14
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1901 plays
  Righteous Gentiles   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During the Holocaust, courageous people of all faiths - and none, risked their lives to shelter their Jewish neighbors. This quiz is a tribute to some of those people.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Mar 30 19
Mar 30 19
1411 plays
  Reinhard Heydrich: Holocaust Horror   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the final of five quizzes based on prominent Nazis who are still, and forever will be regarded, as murderous tyrants of the highest order.
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Oct 17 13
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1811 plays
  What do you know about The Holocaust?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is mainly about the Nazi plans to exterminate the Jews.
Average, 10 Qns, Stephie07, May 22 13
2531 plays
  Holocaust Denial   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Holocaust deniers do not speak with one voice and differ on various points. However, there is enough common ground among most of them for a quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 09 19
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Dec 09 19
1015 plays
  The Holocaust Quiz for Experts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz is on the tragic history of the millions of people murdered during WWII because of their religion, race- or because they didn't fit in with the Nazi scheme of things.
Tough, 10 Qns, pinkblush2, May 15 15
6290 plays
  "Freiheit!" The Liberation of the Camps Part I   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This first part of my two part quiz will focus on events surrounding the liberation of the concentration and extermination camps of the Third Reich.
Difficult, 10 Qns, RangerOne, Mar 14 13
1004 plays
  One Can Make A Difference    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
World War 2 and the Holocaust were times of fear for many people. Some individuals and countries made a difference. Do you know these unsung heroes' stories?
Average, 10 Qns, exceller, Jan 26 22
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Jan 26 22
218 plays
  The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Several eyewitness accounts exist that testify to life in Warsaw prior to and during WWII. The journal of Emmanuel Ringelblum is recommended reading to all who are interested.
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 05 09
ponycargirl editor
1022 plays
  Voyage of the St Louis   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On 13 May 1939 the St Louis left Hamburg for Havana with over 900 Jewish refugees on board. The ship's misadventures are well known - or perhaps not. (This quiz is about the voyage, not about any film based on it).
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jan 17 16
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498 plays
  Children of the Holocaust   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I wrote this quiz as a tribute to all the children who died during the Holocaust. Some died from illness and starvation, others were sent to the gas chambers. Let us never forget these children.
Tough, 15 Qns, ElusiveDream, Nov 05 17
Nov 05 17
240 plays
  Women of the Holocaust   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz focuses on the little explored topic of women in the Holocaust. This quiz tests knowledge of the famous and the infamous.
Tough, 10 Qns, jtcarrot, Nov 15 11
3086 plays
  "Es ist vorbei"- Liberation of the Camps, Part 2   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The second part of my two part quiz on the liberation of the concentration camps. Please enjoy.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, RangerOne, Aug 12 12
Very Difficult
878 plays
  Wannsee Protocol   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This was the blueprint for the "Final Solution" of the Nazis - their despicable plan to rid Europe (and eventually the world) of Jews. This quiz is taken directly from the minutes of the meeting.
Tough, 10 Qns, LeroyFishead, Jul 26 13
1271 plays
  Infamous Men of the Holocaust    
Multiple Choice
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The horrors of the Holocaust unfolded in World War II. Here is a quiz on some of the infamous men who made it happen.
Average, 10 Qns, ker4orcas, Jul 06 15
755 plays
  Hitler & the Third Reich: IX - The Camps   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Without a doubt the most tragic part of the Third Reich was the concentration camps. Let's take a look at some of them. Probably not suitable for kids!
Tough, 10 Qns, Lssah, May 10 18
May 10 18
845 plays
  After the Discovery of "The Secret Annex"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Anne Frank and her family hid in an office building for 25 months so as not to fall into the clutches of the German Nazi regime. This quiz is about what happened to the members of the "secret annex" after they were discovered by the SS.
Tough, 10 Qns, MissVoldy, Oct 02 13
287 plays
  Who Were The Righteous Among The Nations?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on the Holocaust, one of the most terrible tragedies in human history. Jews and non-Jews aided those destined for death camps. This quiz is intended as a tribute to these honorable people.
Difficult, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Oct 31 13
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  Arbeit Macht Frei: "Work Sets You Free"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Arbeit Macht Frei" basically translates as "Work sets you free." This phrase is displayed above the main gates of Auschwitz and most other Nazi death camps, and was what prisoners would have seen as they entered. Many would not come out alive.
Tough, 10 Qns, ElusiveDream, Jul 28 17
Jul 28 17
315 plays
  Other WWII War Criminals   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the other WWII war criminals; namely those who guarded and ran the concentration camps. good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Mar 26 11
568 plays
  Auschwitz Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
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Auschwitz, no one will ever forget the tragic things that happened here. This is to help remember all of the Jews, Roma (Gypsies), Poles and others that died in that horrific place.
Average, 10 Qns, gtownhoyas, May 24 09
1449 plays
  Less Well Known, No Less Evil!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many people involved in the horrors of Nazism have been forgotten. Many were even worse than their famous counterparts, yet remain unknown to most. Here are a few we should all remember.
Difficult, 10 Qns, tinky65, Dec 17 13
1771 plays
  The Ustasa : The Forgotten Villains   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Ustasa (also called Ustashi) have managed to evade responsibility for the unspeakable acts that they committed during WW2. I was astonished when I learned of them, and appalled that they have yet to pay the price for what they had done.
Tough, 10 Qns, tinky65, Apr 17 10
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  Hitler & the Third Reich: XIX - Jews & Camps    
Multiple Choice
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A quiz to test your knowledge on Jews that were associated directly, or indirectly, with the Third Reich. A few random questions have also been thrown in about various Nazi camps.
Tough, 10 Qns, Lssah, Oct 28 11
750 plays
  Shame! The United States and the Jews    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
U.S. policy, as well as personal additudes to Jewish matters prior to, and during the Second World War were shameful. All the information in this quiz is taken from the book "The Holocaust Chronicle". I hope we have learned from our mistakes.
Difficult, 10 Qns, tinky65, Aug 12 12
1195 plays

Holocaust Trivia Questions

1. In which country was Nelly Adler born?

From Quiz
Children of the Holocaust

Answer: Belgium

The youngest of three daughters, Nelly was born into a Jewish family on February 28th, 1930, in Liège, Belgium. The family had previously been living in Czechoslovakia. In 1940, the Nazis invaded Belgium. Two years later, Nelly and her sisters were forced out of school due to them being Jewish. Catholic friends helped the family get false papers and they moved into a house in a nearby village. Sometime in early 1944, whilst Nelly's father was in hospital due to illness, the family were found by the Nazis and arrested. They were sent to Auschwitz where Nelly, aged 13, was gassed on May 21st, 1944.

2. In what year was Auschwitz established?

From Quiz Arbeit Macht Frei: "Work Sets You Free"

Answer: 1940

Auschwitz was originally built to hold Polish political prisoners, the first of whom arrived at the camp on June 14th, 1940. The first mass extermination occurred in September 1941 as an 'experiment'.

3. Why were all eight of the members of the "Secret Annex" imprisoned in an Amsterdam prison for three days?

From Quiz After the Discovery of "The Secret Annex"

Answer: It was a crime to hide from the SS

In countries under Nazi rule it was a crime to hide from the SS. In the camp they were sent to afterwards the punishment for hiding from the Nazis continued. They were sent to the punishment block, where they had to do hard labor.

4. The "Yad Vashem Law" was established by the Israeli Knesset (parliamentary legislative body) in 1953. What was the purpose in establishing this law, as it applied to Holocaust victims?

From Quiz Who Were The Righteous Among The Nations?

Answer: to create a memorial so that victims' names would be remembered

The name "Yad Vashem" is taken from Isaiah 56:5 - "Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name (Hebrew: Yad Vashem) better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off". This name was selected to represent the Jewish victims of Holocaust who had no family members to carry on their name after death. The Yad Vashem building complex contains the Holocaust History Museum and memorial sites such as the Children's Memorial, the Hall of Remembrance, and The Museum of Holocaust Art, among its many key points of interest. Yad Vashem honors those non-Jews (Gentiles) who saved, assisted or rescued Jews during the Holocaust, in spite of grave danger to themselves. They are recognized by the Jewish people as being the "Righteous Among the Nations".

5. Who was head of the entire Nazi terror and extermination apparatus throughout the Holocaust?

From Quiz Infamous Men of the Holocaust

Answer: Heinrich Himmler

Himmler was Head of the SS (1929-1945). In 1936 he also became Head of the German Police (Chef der Deutschen Polizei) and later also the Minister of the Interior. He supervised all of the internal and external security forces, which included the Gestapo. With the assistance of Heydrich and others he expanded his personal empire in Nazi Germany to the point where it constituted a large and influential terror lobby.

6. What fiendish device did SS Oberscharfuehrer Wilhelm Boger invent?

From Quiz Other WWII War Criminals

Answer: the Boger swing

Wilhelm Boger was the inventor of the notorious Boger swing which was used to torture helpless inmates at Auschwitz. The device suspended a prisoner by the crook of his knees, while Boger beat the inmate with a crowbar. He died in prison in 1977.

7. When was Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany?

From Quiz Prelude to the Holocaust: Basics

Answer: 30 January 1933

Hitler was appointed Chancellor by President Hindenburg and soon life began to get difficult for Jews in Germany. (6 November 1932 was the date of the last free Reichstag elections in the Weimar Republic. The NSDAP obtained 33% of the vote, down from 37% in July 1932, but were still the largest party. 2 August 1934 is the date of Hindenburg's death, whereupon Hitler proclaimed himself Führer).

8. When professional historians speak about the Holocaust what are they referring to?

From Quiz The Holocaust: Basics

Answer: The attempt by the Nazis in 1941-45 to kill all Jews in areas under their control

The term came into widespread use in this sense as a proper noun (with an upper-case H) in the late 1970s. Especially in the US the term is sometimes used popularly for *all* acts of illegal mass killing committed by the Nazis. The term was adopted specifically in order to replace earlier expressions, such as the cumbersome 'Nazi genocide of the Jews' and the Nazis' own term 'The Final Solution (of the Jewish Question)'. Obviously, historians are well aware that there were many other groups that the Nazis subjected to mass murder on the basis of group identity.

9. In October 1933 the Nazis opened their first all-female concentration camp. Where was the camp located?

From Quiz Hitler & the Third Reich: IX - The Camps

Answer: Moringen.

Moringen is near Northeim, Lower Saxony. The camp was a women's only concentration camp from 1933 until 1938. It held Jews, Communists, Jehovah Witnesses and other 'undesirables'. In 1940 it reopened as a concentration camp for young persons. Other women's camps were to open in later years, including Lichtenburg, Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück. Ravensbrück was opened in 1939. Horrific medical experiments were performed on some of the female inmates.

10. The expression "the Holocaust" for the Nazi genocide of the Jews has largely replaced an earlier term. What was it?

From Quiz The Holocaust I

Answer: The Final Solution

The Final Solution is, of course, short for the Nazis' own term - the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" (German - "Endlösung der Judenfrage"). The term "the Holocaust" in this specific sense only gained widespread acceptance c. 1978 onwards after the showing of the TV miniseries of the same title. Some people object to the term on account of its connotations of "whole burnt sacrifice" and instead call it the "Shoah" (Hebrew for "catastrophe").

11. What, in particular, led to a sudden scramble among German Jews in late 1938 and in 1939 to leave Germany?

From Quiz Voyage of the St Louis

Answer: The Night of Broken Glass ('Kristallnacht')

The Night of Broken Glass ('Kristallnacht') was a co-ordinated pogrom on the night of 9-10 November 1938. Stormtroopers smashed every synagogue in Germany and Austria, several Jewish shops and other businesses and many homes of Jews the length of breadth of Germany and Austria (and in the Sudetenland). It continued for some days afterwards. Jewish women were raped with impunity, despite Nazi laws against sexual intercourse between Germans and Jews. An estimated 400 Jews were murdered or driven to suicide. About 30,000 were sent to concentration camps and by Christmas of 1938 2,000 of these were dead. The pogrom represented a sudden and drastic intensification of the antisemitic actions by the Nazis. To cap it all, the Jewish community in Germany had to pay for the cost of the damage done to their own property by the Nazis.

12. The segregated communities forced upon the Jews in Warsaw (and throughout Poland) had been in existence since what historical period?

From Quiz The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw

Answer: The Middle Ages

In 1267 the Church Council of Wroclaw (Breslau) passed a law that provided for the separation of Jewish and Christian communities. This separation began in the city of Gnessen, which was the see of the oldest Polish diocese. After this other Polish cities began to follow the same procedure. Although the church did not really have the authority to enforce such a law, it was able to circulate enough lies and rumors about the Jews to cause rampant anti-Semitism. Jews were only able to prosper in Poland until the 1640s because of a government decree issued by Prince Boleslaw of Kalisz defining their rights.

13. To which camp, liberated on February 13, 1945, were the men who worked for Oskar Schindler sent before arriving at Bruennlitz?

From Quiz "Es ist vorbei"- Liberation of the Camps, Part 2

Answer: Gross-Rosen

125,000 prisoners passed through the gates of Gross-Rosen starting in the Summer of 1940, when it was a sub-camp of Sachsenhausen. It became an independent camp on May 1, 1941. As with many other camps, it had several satellites, and forced labor through mining granite was its main output. Along with Natzweiler-Struthof, it served as a camp for those people who were rounded up as part of Hitler's "Nacht und Nebel" decree. ("Night and Fog" decree). These particular prisoners normally did not survive any longer than two months within the camp. When the Red Army approached, the prisoners were forced to march westwards. Any who were too weak to walk were killed, as well as those who faltered along the way. Gross-Rosen claimed the lives of over 40,000 human beings by the time it was liberated. Thankfully, the satellite camp of Bruennlitz was a safe haven for the over 1,100 people saved by Schindler.

14. Established in October 1941, which was the first camp liberated by the Allies, in the summer of 1944?

From Quiz "Freiheit!" The Liberation of the Camps Part I

Answer: Majdanek

The Red Army reached the Majdanek camp long after the Germans had taken most of the remaining prisoners on a Death March towards the West on April 1, 1944, yet the speed of the Red Army's advance halted the Nazis' plans to cover their tracks, and only the buidlings housing the crematoria were destroyed. The Soviets found around 500 prisoners who had managed to hide from the Nazis, as well as mounds upon mounds of bones and shoes. Located in the city of Lublin itself, around 300,000 people passed through the camp, and of these about 78,000 were murdered. In October of 2005, four former prisoners took archaeologists to the site of the camp, where they found over 50 personal items that had been buried by inmates, including watches and wedding rings.

15. On what date did the conference to draft the protocol take place?

From Quiz Wannsee Protocol

Answer: January 20, 1942

The meeting took place just outside Berlin at Wannsee, a lakeside community, in the villa Marlier. The home had been bought by the SS in 1940, from Friedrich Minoux, a coal financier who had been arrested for embezzlement. The home is now a museum, known as the "Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference". It opened in 1992, on the 50th anniversary of the conference.

16. How many main sites did Auschwitz-Birkenau have?

From Quiz Auschwitz

Answer: 3

Auschwitz-Birkenau had three main sites: Auschwitz I (the original camp), Auschwitz II (Birkenau) and Auschwitz III (Monowitz).

17. This Roman Catholic priest openly advocated sending Jewish emigrés (in the U.S.) back to the countries from which they came. Who was it?

From Quiz Shame! The United States and the Jews

Answer: Charles Coughlin

Coughlin was a popular radio broadcaster in the 30s. He was very vocal about his anti-Jewish feelings, and developed a large following. After one live broadcast in New York City, people left the building and marched down the street chanting "Send the Jews back where they came from in leaky boats."

18. It is 1943. You have been transported by railway freight car to a concentration camp near your native Krakow. As you get off the train, you see a sign above the main gate reading "Arbeit Macht Frei". What does this sign literally mean?

From Quiz Badges and Other Symbols of the Holocaust

Answer: Work sets you free

This is the sign above the gate of Auschwitz I. Since Auschwitz proper served as a dispatch center for various forced work camps all over Nazi territory, including the synthetic rubber plant at nearby Auschwitz III, the promise of freedom or at least relief in exchange for hard work was an important psychological ploy.

19. The word "Ustashi", the root of Ustasa, literally means what?

From Quiz The Ustasa : The Forgotten Villains

Answer: Insurrection

The Ustasa felt insurrection was the only means in which to "cleanse" or purge their nation of all who did not share in the Catholic faith.

20. What was the name of the German industrialist who saved over twelve hundred Jews from the death camps by employing them in his factory?

From Quiz The Genocide of the Holocaust

Answer: Schindler & Oskar Schindler & Oscar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was declared a 'Righteous Gentile' by the Israelis. This was a Jewish honour bestowed on Gentiles, based on Jewish tradition. Oskar died in 1974 in Hildesheim.

21. When was the Auschwitz camp established?

From Quiz Auschwitz

Answer: 1940

It was originally intended as a large concentration camp, primarily for members of the Polish resistance and intelligentsia. In 1941-42 it was expanded to take Soviet prisoners of war and for the "Final Solution".

22. The first chapter takes place in the present time(around when the book was written). What is the name of the author's daughter?

From Quiz "The Cage" by Ruth Minsky Sender

Answer: Nancy

Ruth and her husband have four children, Laibele (Louis), Avromele, Chaim (Harvey), and Nacha (Nancy).

23. She was a journalist during Hitler's earlier days who wrote about the evils of the Nazi persecution of the Jews. She was outspoken, but few Americans would listen to her pleas for action.

From Quiz Women of the Holocaust

Answer: Dorothy Thompson

In the earlier days of Hitler's regime, few countries would listen to the cries for help from anti-Nazi groups. Even in the United States, immigration was strictly limited, even for Jewish refugees trying to escape from Germany.

24. Which was the largest concentration camp in Europe?

From Quiz WW II Concentration Camps

Answer: Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz was established in May, 1940 and was divided into three major camps and at one time had a further 45 sub-camps. The three main camps were liberated by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945.

25. This legislation gave Hitler the power to create laws. It was one of the first steps towards achieving his 'Final Solution'.

From Quiz The Holocaust

Answer: Enabling Act

The first law Hitler passed using the Enabling Act was to remove nearly all Jewish people from the Civil Service (and the public sector more generally) in April, 1933.

26. What was the first permanent Nazi concentration camp that opened?

From Quiz World War II -The Holocaust

Answer: Dachau

Dachau was established on March 22, 1933. It was located near Munich, Germany and initially was used primarily for political opponents of the Nazis.

27. Aleksander Kramarovskiy was a mathematics teacher in Moscow. He became attached to a Jewish student and feared for her safety when the Nazis attacked the Soviet Union. How did he protect her from Nazi suspicions?

From Quiz One Can Make A Difference

Answer: gave her a cross necklace and told people she was his daughter

Riva Reznikova lost her mother when she was five years old. She was sent to an orphanage in Moscow because her relatives had no room. Her teacher, Aleksander Kramarovskiy, had compassion for her when he saw her being bullied by the other students. He wanted to adopt her, but his wife and family refused. The situation changed when Nazis began attacking the city. Kramarovskiy, fearing for Riva's safety, took her away from the city and chose to hide her identity. The two wandered through different territories, claiming to be father and daughter. When Nazis questioned them, Kramarovskiy referred to the cross necklace on Riva's neck and called her Margarita. When the war was over, Kramarovskiy wanted Riva to go back to Germany because he was convinced the Soviet Union would not give her a better future. Riva refused to leave him. They settled in Israel in 1946. After Riva was married, Kramrovskiy moved to the United States for a Russian journaling positioning 1961.

28. What was the most common test for typhus during World War II?

From Quiz Saving Rozwadów

Answer: Weil-Felix test

European microbiologists Arthur Felix and Edward Weil developed a test during World War I that was able to detect typhus. The Weil-Felix test was widely used during the Second World War and so the Polish doctors utilized this test in their fake epidemic. The doctors decided to focus on anyone who came to them with an illness. They would give first give them an injection, draw blood from their "infected" patients and await the results. They advised their patients that they were injecting them with a protein stimulation therapy. They didn't actually make anyone sick with typhus but instead injected a substance into people that mimicked the result of a positive typhus test.

29. In which year did Franco Cesana's family go into hiding to evade the Nazis?

From Quiz Children of the Holocaust

Answer: 1943

Franco was born in Bologna, Italy, on September 20th, 1931. At the age of seven, he was expelled from public school and sent to a makeshift Jewish school. After the death of his father in 1939, he moved to Turin, Italy, with his mother and older brother, Lelio. Sometime in 1943, the family went into hiding in the mountains to evade German forces. Franco and Lelio joined the Justice and Liberty partisan group. On September 14th, 1944, Franco, aged 12, was shot by Germans while on a scouting mission. His body was returned to his family on his 13th birthday.

30. How many satellite camps did Auschwitz have?

From Quiz Arbeit Macht Frei: "Work Sets You Free"

Answer: 45

The Auschwitz group of camps grew rapidly from 1941 on. Trzebinia, Blechhammer, Jaworzno, Myslowice and Jawiszowice were among the places where the satellite camps were built.

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