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The Dictator Files: Adolf Hitler

Can you name these facts about the infamous dictator Adolf Hitler?
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Last updated: August 12, 2017
First submittedMay 22, 2017
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What country did Germany invade in September 1939 - starting WWII?
Poland
What political party did Hitler lead?
Nazi
What city hosted annual political rallies of that party (and later war tribunals)?
Nuremberg
What ancient Indian symbol was adopted as the logo of that party?
Swastika
What country was Hitler born in?
Austria
What war did he fight in as a soldier?
World War One
What fellow dictator did he sign the "Pact of Steel" with in 1939?
Benito Mussolini
What country did he sign a non-aggression pact with in 1939?
Soviet Union
What career did Hitler pursue as a young man?
Artist
What title, meaning "leader", did he use?
Führer
What "Ride of the Valkyries" composer was one of Hitler's favorites?
Richard Wagner
Who did Hitler marry shortly before committing suicide?
Eva Braun
How many years did Hitler think that the Third Reich would last? (In reality, it lasted twelve)
1,000
What Luftwaffe commander served as his second-in-command from 1941–1945?
Hermann Göring
What is the name of Hitler's autobiography which he wrote in prison?
Mein Kampf
What term is given to the genocide inflicted against Jewish people during Hitler's rule?
The Holocaust
What city was the site of the "Beer Hall Putsch", Hitler's failed 1923 coup?
Munich
Who parodied Hitler in the 1940 movie "The Great Dictator"?
Charlie Chaplin
What didn't Hitler eat?
Meat
Who said "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to
the devil in the House of Commons"
Winston Churchill
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Level 73
May 23, 2017
Easy for anybody who has spent any time looking at WW2/the Nazis. A few more difficult questions would have been good.
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Level 80
May 23, 2017
That's for part #2
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Level 69
Sep 21, 2021
Here's one: What was Hitler's favorite color?
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Level 36
Jan 19, 2022
Black
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Level 49
Mar 4, 2022
Hitler's favourite animal?
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Level 38
Nov 18, 2022
dogs
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Level 44
Nov 18, 2022
IMPOSSIBLE: What was Hitler's last name?
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Level 60
Nov 22, 2022
schickelgruber
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Level 84
May 23, 2017
Very good choice of question, imo, though I don't really like the inclusion of Wagner. As for the Holocaust question, you really should accept Shoah and Final Solution.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2017
Shoah will work now
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Level 59
Aug 11, 2017
I was wondering about Final Solution as well.
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Level 73
Aug 11, 2017
and endlosung
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Level 59
Aug 14, 2017
That's not a term used in English - this quiz is in English and you answer questions in the language in which they are asked.
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Level 48
Aug 17, 2017
It is a term used by Hitler, and the quiz is about him.
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Level 77
Dec 9, 2018
It's a term that strongly reflects Hitler's view. I mean, do we really want to call it "Final Solution"?
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Level 19
Nov 20, 2022
Why not Wagner? He was absolutely Hitler's favourite composer, and he also shared some of Hitler's anti-semitism.
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Level 70
May 23, 2017
Wagner is a bit random, but i had no idea Hitler was a Veggie. Not sure how I missed out on knowing that.
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Level 67
May 24, 2017
Why is Wagner random? It is a well known fact that Hitler was a big Wagner fan.
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2022
The last concert given by the Berlin Philharmonic before the Battle of Berlin in April 1945, in one of the few places in the city not yet bombed to utter oblivion, was Wagner's Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods). It was the composer's loose, artistic interpretation and very German take on the Ragnorak, the Norse apocalypse. The symbolism would not have been lost on anyone.

The Red Army was fast approaching from the East. Allied air bombings were razing the city. Leaving one's house was perilous, let alone attending an evening concert where it had to be especially arranged for the power not to be cut and the lights to stay on.

At the end, as the concert goers left, the Hitler Youth distributed cyanide capsules. How many, if any, took the pills is unclear, but there would be mass suicides elsewhere, including in the Führerbunker two weeks later, so it was hardly a novel notion.

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Level 84
May 25, 2017
He also liked Johan Strauss's music, a jewish composer...
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2017
Strauss's grandfather was Jewish but converted to Catholicism, and Strauss himself was married in a church.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2022
@Sheriff Unfortunately that wouldn't have been enough for Hitler. Regardless of religious beliefs, Hitler's policies considered anyone with a Jewish grandparent to be "racially Jewish".

Regardless of whether we consider Strauss Jewish or not, Hitler likely would have.

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Level 71
Nov 18, 2022
This is incorrect. 1/4 Jewish ancestry equated to “Mixed Race (Second Degree)” and German citizenship was permitted under the Nuremberg race laws. Wagner himself, for the record, was remarkably antisemitic and held quasi-Nazi beliefs long before the Nazis existed.
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Level 62
Aug 11, 2017
Hitler wasn't really a veggie. His favourite food was austrian Leberknödl (that is a sort of liver dumpling).
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Level 58
Feb 12, 2018
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Goebbel's propaganda at work...

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Level 20
Jul 11, 2018
It was part of his public image campaign, which claimed he abstained from sex, meat, and alcohol. Basically living like a monk totally dedicated to his work for the German people. None of it was true, of course.
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Level 57
Aug 8, 2017
It would be nice if Swastik could be accepted, that's the acceptable Indian pronunciation.
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Level 68
Aug 11, 2017
The Holocaust targeted other groups besides the Jews.
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Level 87
Aug 11, 2017
Yes, but they were the biggest group.
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Level 37
Aug 11, 2017
Of course, but 6 million Jews were slaughtered and that was the question... Not how many total victims.
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Level 77
Dec 9, 2018
The Holocaust refers specifically to the murdered Jews. At least that's what I get from Wikipedia and dictionary entries.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2022
Nope, Holocaust refers explicitly to the Nazis' genocide of Jews. They did target and genocide many other groups, but the term "Holocaust" doesn't encompass those (at least not technically, popular usage might be different…).
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Level 59
Aug 11, 2017
Q: "What didn't Hitler eat?" A: Probably a huge amount of things! :-)
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Level 80
Aug 11, 2017
Good point
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Level 55
Aug 11, 2017
Q What didn't Hitler eat?

A Poland

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Level 20
Jul 11, 2018
Especially since it's not even true, a better question would be: What did Hitler claim to abstain from? (Sex, meat, alcohol)
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Level 62
Sep 14, 2020
Fish and chips? Haggis? Grits? Burritos?
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Level 38
Mar 22, 2021
Yeh, and i feel like wife is an acceptable answer for who did he marry.
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Level 58
Aug 11, 2017
Technically the Indian symbol is the Swastik, not Swastika.

Also, the Swastik is an Aryan symbol that you can find in ancient rome, India, Iran, Nordic states etc.

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Level 69
Aug 11, 2017
War war tribunals?
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Level 61
Aug 11, 2017
Strictly worse than jaw jaw.
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Level 59
Aug 11, 2017
War tribunals held on the war itself rather than the belligerents.
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Level 55
Aug 11, 2017
Too Hitler-centric.
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Level 64
Aug 12, 2017
Any need to 'glamourise' this idea even further by naming it "The Dictator Files" like some awful network tv show?
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Level 34
Aug 13, 2017
"Nazi" is not the name of the party. It is short for Nationalsozialismus which is an ideology. The party's name is "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" (NSDAP)
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2017
I tried beef, pork, lamb, goose, duck, chicken, turkey, seafood, fish, shellfish, liver, and venison. Never thought to try meat.
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Level 71
Aug 24, 2017
Little reminder: nazism should not be mistaken as similar to communism, capitalism, feudalism, colonialism, islam, christianity or whatever ideology or religion in the name of which people have been killed.

When we use the word "dictator" for nazis and non-nazis we might do just that...

Only nazism has hatred and annihilation of entire social groups in the epicentre of its ideology. That should be pointed out, I think...

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Level 63
Dec 29, 2017
Nazism is no different than the other ideologies you have listed. Nazism has the economic aspect, similar to capitalism, communism, etc., as well as the social/ethnic aspect. Islam and Christianity both advocate killing certain groups of people -- infidels, gays, wives who sleep around, people who worship other gods, I could go on and on. The idea of a homogenous ethnostate being the foundation of a stronger community than a multi-cultural one goes back to the ancient greeks, as many philosophers penned essays to that tune. Hitler's ideas weren't extraordinary.
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Level 74
Apr 9, 2021
TinklePork: "Nazism is no different from.....Christianity (which) advocate(s) killing certain groups of people". What a blatant lie! Who do you think you are kidding? There are certain limits on freedom of speech and this statement is so provocative that I suggest it be censored.
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2022
Umm—for examples: there were at least eight Crusades and a disputed number of Inquisitions. From History.com “[ It was] easy to paint Indigenous peoples as pagan savages who must be killed in the name of civilization and Christianity.”
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Level 71
Nov 18, 2022
@pork It seems that you have no idea what you’re talking about. The fundamental difference between Naziism and other ideologies is that Naziism was predicated on the idea of social Darwinism, that human social groups evolve over time like animal populations, and that weak groups naturally should die out because of competition. Hitler was not just creating an ethnostate. He wanted to forcibly make human groups extinct from the earth, and anyone with undesirable genetics. The Nazis murdered tens of thousands of people with disabilities and chronic health problems. Millions of ethnic minorities died at his hand. And the plan was to expand and focus on the murder of these groups—not to isolate itself from other groups. Comparing Naziism to other ideologies like Christianity is a poor comparison and you offer no evidence of value.
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Level 58
Nov 18, 2022
I mean… obviously it's silly to compare Nazism to capitalism. But it's not hard to draw correlations with, say, colonialism.
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2018
I thought Hitler did not actually write Mein Kampf but dictated it to Rudolf Hess. Also do we really have concrete evidence to suggest Hitler was a vegetarian?
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Level 37
Sep 5, 2019
^ Actually we have proof of the opposite. There is testimony in the Nuremberg files that his favorite meal was some sort of liver pate or paste.
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Level 36
Jan 19, 2022
Mein Kampf is like Mein Kraft
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2019
The party wasnt and has never been called Nazi, his party was called NSDAP. Nazi was a nickname made up by their oppononents ( look it up, it allready had the meaning of idiot, and worked out nicely as an abbreviation similar to sozi). Making that the answer would be saying treehuggers or something as the official name of a party. The derogatory nickname has become common use in the english language, so there might be something to say for including it as a type (I dont agree though) but definitely NOT the shown answer, as that was simply Not the name of his party.
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2019
I am sure on an american politic/history quiz you wouldnt have "republitards" as the official name of a party. Because, that is not the official name. (What people choose to call them is completely irrelevant in this case, unless you make it a totally different question, like how is hitler group usually referred to)
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Level 71
Nov 18, 2022
It’s also commonly called blitzkrieg, but that wasn’t a German military term. Historians give people, parties, and events convenient names after the fact all the time (World War I?). Maybe it’s ok that historians have given the Nazis a shorthand name that the Nazis did not like. They are Nazis, after all.
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Level 58
Apr 16, 2020
See? You really can't trust vegetarians!
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Level 56
Nov 18, 2022
I take offense
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Level 52
Jun 2, 2020
I think that die ende losung should be considered (final solution) for the holocaust
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Level 51
Aug 12, 2020
I think you should accept furher instead of fuhrer because of my bad spelling and I always thought it was pronounced "furher"
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2022
So everyone should accommodate your poor spelling? Sounds very "me me me"!
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Level 51
Dec 30, 2020
I have never heard that quote, but i knew instantly it was Churchill.
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Level 38
Apr 26, 2021
So let me get this straight Hitler thought the 3rd Reich would last 1000 years and thought tha was realistic
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Level 36
Jan 19, 2022
Mein Kraft
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Level 49
Feb 7, 2022
Can you please accept common misspellings of "Mein Kampf?"
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Level 50
Jun 26, 2022
Can you please accept Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei for the second question, I tried it and it didn’t work, that’s literally the political party he ruled
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2022
Hitler wanted to be a priest as a child
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Level 67
Nov 18, 2022
You really should get rid of the question about meat since it has been proven untrue, or at least as others said, rephrase it to show it was part of the Nazi propaganda efforts ("What Hitler pretended not to eat?")
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Level 33
Nov 18, 2022
Last one was a bit tricky.
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Level 66
Nov 18, 2022
"The greatest trick the Austrians ever pulled, is to convince the world that Hitler was German and Mozart was Austrian."

Can't recall who came up with that one, but they were probably Austrian.

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Level 69
Nov 18, 2022
I'll never understand political rallies, especially for someone already in power.
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Level 44
Nov 18, 2022
20/20 but I'm from Poland so it was extremely easy for me
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Level 48
Nov 19, 2022
I tried eagle instead of swastika. Wrong Indian
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Level 28
Nov 22, 2022
Kinda surprised more people got Wagner than Goering