Top 10 Third Reich factsHistory quiz
How many different drugs and medicines was Adolf Hitler taking during the Second World War?
More than 70. Hitler in the last years of his life was taking a lot of different medicines which were prescribed by his personal doctor Theodor Morell. He regularly took methamphetamine (since 1942 he was addicted to it), and also substances containing barbiturates, opiates and cocaine. Albert Speer claimed that Hitler's obstinate resistance to retreat from the front was caused by drugs influence.
Who was the last president of the Third Reich?
Karl Dönitz was the last president of the Third Reich and Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy. He authorized Alfred Jodl to sign the act of unconditional surrender that ended World War II in Europe.
Who was Hitler's favourite composer?
Richard Wagner. Wagner's music was assimilated with the german domination ethos. The main reason for that is fact that the Third Reich propaganda officially approved it and Hitler himself was a big Wagner fan.
From what country did the Germans launch most of V2 rockets?
From the Netherlands. The V-2 was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile. The missile, powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, was developed during the Second World War in Germany as a "vengeance weapon", assigned to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings against German cities. V2 rockets were fired from the Netherlands near the Hague
How old was Eva Braun when she married Adolf Hitler?
33. Eva Braun was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than 40 hours, his wife. As Nazi Germany was collapsing towards the end of the war, Braun swore loyalty to Hitler and went to Berlin to be by his side in the heavily reinforced Führerbunker beneath the Reich Chancellery. On 29 April 1945, she married Hitler during a brief civil ceremony; she was 33 and he was 56. Less than 40 hours later, they committed suicide together.
In World War II, a Nazi submarine U-1206 was accidentally sunk by?
An improperly operated toilet. On 14 April 1945, while U-1206 was cruising at a depth of 200 feet, misuse of the new toilet caused large amounts of water to flood the boat. The leak flooded the submarine's batteries causing them to release chlorine gas, leaving him with no alternative but to surface. Once surfaced, U-1206 was discovered and bombed by British patrols, forcing Schlitt to scuttle the submarine. One man died in the attack, three men drowned in the heavy seas after abandoning the vessel and 46 were captured.
Who exterminated "degenerated art"?
Hitler. Degenerate art was a term adopted in the 1920s by the Nazi Party in Germany to describe modern art. During the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, German modernist art was removed from state owned museums and banned in Nazi Germany on the grounds that such art was an "insult to German feeling", un-German, Jewish, or Communist in nature. Those identified as degenerate artists were subjected to sanctions being forbidden to exhibit or to sell their art.
Who was the personal physician of Adolf Hitler?
Theodor Morell. Theodor Gilbert Morell (1886 -1948) was a German doctor known for acting as Adolf Hitler's personal physician. Morell was well known in Germany for his unconventional treatments. He assisted Hitler daily in virtually everything he did for several years and was beside Hitler until the last stages of the Battle of Berlin. Grossly obese and suffering from poor health, Morell died in a Tegernsee hospital on 26 May 1948.
What was the name of the 5th SS Panzer Division?
SS Viking. The 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking" was a Panzer division among the thirty eight Waffen-SS divisions of Nazi Germany. It was recruited from foreign volunteers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands and Belgium under the command of German officers. During the course of World War II, the division served on the Eastern Front. It surrendered in May 1945 to the American forces in Austria.
Who established the military decoration of the Iron Cross?
Frederick William III. The Iron Cross (German: About this soundEisernes Kreuz (help·info), abbreviated EK) is a former military decoration in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire (1871–1918) and Nazi Germany (1933–1945). It was established by King Frederick William III of Prussia in March 1813 backdated to the birthday of his late wife Queen Louise on 10 March 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars . Louise was the first person to receive this decoration (posthumously).