Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 27-1-2016: Holocaust Memorial Day

Right … 

I’ll admit it … 

It’s Wednesday again … !

Which mean’s it’s time for the Gazette’s Teaser.

But ALSO time for me to feel slightly rushed: I’m back at work, today, after all!

With that said … ?

Let’s move on, shall we?


It’s Wednesday … so time, again, for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s Holocaust themed set, covered by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, internationally and in the UK: marking the date the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated.   In which year of World War Two?
Q2) More to the point, in which modern country was Auschwitz?
Q3) The Camp was liberated by troops from the Red Army.   In other words, Communist era where?
Q4) Holocaust is, of course, the Jewish name for what happened in the Camps.   The Porajmos — or Devouring — is the name for events used by whom: Romani, Armenians or Poles?
Q5) Who — in Auschwitz and other camps — were forced to wear pink triangles?
Q6) What name did the Nazis give to the killings?
Q7) What G is the term for this sort of mass killing: genesis, genocide or genuflect?
Q8) The camps where the Holocaust occurred were known as Concentration Camps.   Which nation first used concentration camps, during the Second Boer War, in South Africa?
Q9) 1915 saw mass killings, similar to the Holocaust: of Armenians.   By officials from, and inside, which Empire?
Q10) Finally … Holocaust like events became known, after the 1990s, as ethnic … what?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th January, 1942, saw senior Nazis hold the Wannsee Conference, to discuss the mass killing of which group of people?
Q2) Of German occupied where?
Q3) What did the Nazis call their mass killing program?
Q4) The conference was called by Reinhard Heydrich: a senior member of which Nazi organization?
Q5) Wannsee itself is a suburb of which German city?
Q6) The mass killings the Conference discussed were foreshadowed by German actions in Operation Barbarossa.   Operation Barbarossa was Nazi Germany’s invasion of where: Poland, Russia or Austria?
Q7) The Nazis killed many Jews in specialized death camps.   Many of these camps were in which East European country?
Q8) What was the name of the camp — in Poland — which saw the most killings take place: Auschwitz, Sobibor or Treblinka?
Q9) Many in the camps were killed with Zyklon B: made by the company, IG Farben.   In which year of the 1950s was IG Farben eventually dissolved?
Q10) The mass killings the Nazis carried out, has been given what name: the Hypocaust, Holocaust or Hydrocaust?
A1) The Jews.
A2) Europe.
A3) The Final Solution.
A4) The Schutzstaffel, or SS.
A5) Berlin.
A6) Soviet Russia.
A7) Poland.
A8) Auschwitz.
A9) 1952.   (The gas, itself, contained Prussic Acid: Hydrogen Cyanide, in other words.)
A10) The Holocaust.
As an afterthought?   My step-father’s dad was one of the troops who liberated Bergen-Belsen Concentration camp: he lived long enough to come back and tell his grandchildren — adopted and natural — about seeing what the Nazis had done.   I’ve always felt the likes of the BNP, Holocaust deniers to a man, are accusing a member of my family of lying.   I have little time for them as a result.

Have a good week.

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