10 most difficult Nazi riddlesHistory quiz
Who, among the Nazis sentenced to death in the Nuremberg trials, wasn't hanged?
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Martin Bormann and Hermann Göring
10 out of 12 people sentenced to death were hanged on October 16, 1946. Martin Bormann was sentenced in absentia with his remains found in Berlin in 1972 and eventually dated to 2 May 1945. Hermann Göring committed suicide the night before his execution.
How did Karl Dönitz die? (1943-1945 Kriegsmarine Commander of Nazi Germany)
of a heart attack
he poisoned himself
he shot himself
he was hanged
Karl Dönitz was the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy and briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as the head of state of Germany. At the Nuremberg trials, he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment. After his release, he lived quietly in a village near Hamburg until his death of a heart attack in 1980.
What was Jaguar Cars called before 1945?
Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars. In 1945 the company changed its name to Jaguar Cars Ltd, because of the connotations of the use of the SS name by Nazi Germany.
How many field marshals were in Nazi Germany during World War II?
The prestigious rank of field marshal had been banned after the First World War. As part of German re-armament, the rank was revived. On 19 July 1940, in a single ceremony, Hitler appointed twelve field marshals due to military achievements, including Walther von Brauchitsch, Fedor von Bock, Albert Kesselring, Wilhelm Keitel, Günther von Kluge, Gerd von Rundstedt and others.
Which major German company was founded by the Nazis?
All of them
Volkswagen was founded on 28 May 1937 as the "Society for the preparation of the German People's Car", by the Nazi German Labor Front. The purpose of the company was to manufacture "people's car" Volkswagen Beetle.
Who was the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp?
Rudolf Höss was the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, where more than a million people were killed before the defeat of Germany. He tested and carried into effect the Final Solution plan. He was hanged in 1947 following a trial in Warsaw.
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.
How old was Eva Braun when she married Adolf Hitler?
she never married him
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.
The Nazi regime called itself the III Reich. Which was the first?
Charlemagne's Frankish Empire
The Holy Roman Empire
Kingdom of Prussia
Confederation of the Rhine
Holy Roman Empire lasted from 962 to 1806 (it was eventually dissolved during the Napoleonic Wars). The II Reich was the German Empire of 1871-1918.
Who was Hitler's favourite composer?
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hans von Bülow
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.