The Holocaust Quiz
Approximately how many Jewish people lost their lives during the Holocaust?
- In addition to the tragic loss of Jewish life, approximately five million more prisoners of war and minorities were killed during the Holocaust.
The Nazis were dedicated to the extermination of all European Jews. What was this plan called?
- This horrible term was recorded at the Wannsee Conference in Berlin, on January 20, 1942.
How many death camps existed in Europe?
- These camps were: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka.
During the Holocaust, Jewish people in Nazi-occupied lands had to wear a star to indicate their religion. What color was it?
- This was a form of identification for Nazis that existed in many occupied countries, with slight regional variations.
How many countries under Nazi rule had death camps in them?
- Surprisingly, only one country held the death camps of the Nazi regime: Poland.
What was the first major concentration camp to be liberated from the Nazis?
- During the summer of 1944, Soviet forces pressed westward and liberated Majdanek in July.
What date was the Liberation of Auschwitz?
- This major extermination camp was finally liberated by Allied forces in the last year of the war.
On March 22, 1933, the first concentration camp opened, called Dachau. Which German official described it as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners"?
- The camp also went on to hold many additional types of prisoners, including Jewish, Roma, gay, and communist individuals, among others.
Josef Mengele was a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz, carrying out horrific experiments on prisoners there. What was his nickname?
- Mengele was one of the most twisted minds in the Nazi medical field and had an obsession with experimenting on twins, among other atrocities.
During the Holocaust, Jewish populations were confined to racial segregation in "ghettos". Which of the following was not the name of a Jewish isolation ghetto?
- There were hundreds of Jewish ghettos across Nazi-occupied Europe, meant to contain, control, and terrorize the religious population there.