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1. Adolf Hitler joined a political Nationalist and anti-semitic organisation in 1919 called the German Workers' Party ('Deutsche Arbeiterpartei' - abbreviated DAP). With his help this party soon became the National Socialist German Workers' Party Nationalsozialistisiche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - abbreviated NSDAP and nicknamed the 'Nazis'. Hitler played a key role in the establishment of the Nazis, but who actually founded the original German Workers' Party?
2. After the Nazis took over Germany they also began to gain more control over Germany's Churches. They in particular attempted to gain more authority over the Protestant churches and they attempted to set up their own church called the 'Faith Movement - German Christians'. Many Protestant Pastors however tried to rebel against the Nazis and in 1934 they set up both the Pastors' Emergency League and the Confessing Church. Three of the following men were part of this Protestant anti-Nazi Church movement, but one wasn't! Which one was NOT part of this movement?
3. General Erwin Rommel, who commanded the German forces in Africa, died in 1944. What was the cause of his death?
4. Two young students, Hans and Sophie Scholl set up a small resistance group to Hitler and as a result received the death penalty. What was the name of their group?
5. Some senior Nazis considered sending the Jews to a remote part of the world and leave them to live there with little outside aid. Name the African country to which some Nazis officials planned (in a rather vague way) in 1940 to send the Jews.
6. Which of the following words did the Nazis often use to refer to races they regarded as "sub-human"?
7. Hjalmar Schacht was not a Nazi, but Hitler gave him a role in the Third Reich Cabinet. It was he that introduced the 'New Plan' in 1934. What ministerial position did Schacht occupy?
8. In Nazi Germany women were encouraged to have as many children as possible. The Nazis even gave out awards for women that had a lot of children. One such award was called the 'Mother's Cross'. If you had four children you'd get a Bronze, six children would get you a Silver; but how many children did a woman have to give birth to in order to get a the Mother's Cross Gold Award?
9. The 'Kristallnacht', a mass attack on German Jews, was sparked by the murder of a Nazi Diplomat by a Jew in Paris in 1938. Who killed the diplomat?
10. The Hitler Youth became the socially desirable organisation for a parent in Nazi Germany to send their child to join. In 1939 it became compulsory for children of the right age to join. How old did boys have to be to join the Hitler Youth?
11. A British man named William Joyce was a member of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists during the early 1930s, but left the organization as he found it insufficiently right-wing! He shared many of the Nazi party's beliefs and was a great admirer of Adolf Hitler. In August 1939 he moved to Germany as he had been tipped off that war could soon start and he wanted to become a German citizen so he could work for the Nazis during the war. After the war he was one of the few Britons to be executed for treason (in 1947) after his six years in Berlin. He worked very hard for Adolf Hitler, but what was his job?
12. The Waffen SS 13th Division, which were also known as the Hanschar Division, were made up of people from which of the following groups?
13. When did the city of Paris fall to the National Socialists?
14. Who of the following was responsible for filming the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and also filmed the Nazi propraganda film "Triumph of the Will"?
15. On May 7th 1945 Germany surrendered to the Allies. But with Hitler having killed himself on April 30th, it obviously wasn't he who surrendered the German forces. Which of the following men was at least nominally in control of the Third Reich for its last seven days before surrendering?
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