Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 20-1-2015: Wannsee

You know, I have to admit to sleeping through my alarm, again.

Not that I actually mind, this time: although normally, I’d be a little frantic.

The reason I did those?   Is another late night.


This one, funnily was the works (admittedly delayed) Christmas do.

We all went go-karting.

I think we can say one thing.

I think we can say everyone had a whale of a time!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s† questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

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 decided on at the Conference 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) Finally … the mass killings the Nazis carried out, has been given what name: the Hypocaust, Holocaust or Hydrocaust?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th January, 1809, saw the birth of Edgar Allen Poe.   Which of his short stories popularized cryptography: The Raven, The Gold Bug or The Cask of Amontillado?
Q2) 19th January, 1813, saw the birth of Henry Bessemer.   The Bessemer Process he invented, is a process for refining what: steel, copper or iron?
A2) Steel.
Q3) 19th January, 1807, saw the birth of General Robert E. Lee.   Did he fight for the North or South, in the US Civil War?
A3) The South.
Q4) 19th January, 1917, saw an explosion in Silvertown: in what’s now the London Borough of Newham.   The explosion was caused by what: 50 tons of TNT, 50 tons of rifle bullets or 50 tons of dynamite?
A4) Fifty tons of TNT.
Q5) Finally … 19th January, 1986, saw the first computer virus released into the wild.   For what: PCs, Macs or Nintendo Game Gears?
A5) PCs.
I’ll leave you with this quote …
“To take the place of emigration, and with the prior approval of the Führer, the evacuation of the Jews to the East has become another possible solution. Although both courses of action emigration and evacuation, must, of course, be considered as nothing more than... temporary expedients, they do help to provide practical experience which should be of great importance in view of the coming Endlösung of the Jewish question.”

Reinhard Heydrich, in a speech at the Conference.
And the 2nd Movement of Gorecki’s Symphony Number 3: also called The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, with lyrics derived from a prayer written on the walls of a Gestapo cell.

Enjoy your day.

*        Isn’t it just, Debbi?   (Apparently, the TV companies that do it, time the break so the series returns … JUST in time for the ratings sweeps … !)

†        It’s not often I write about the Nazis and what they did.   What they did — the murder of several million innocent men, women and child — needs remembering.   And is still a crime that makes me feel sick.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Horrible, isn't it? I can't bring myself to go to the Holocaust Museum.

1. the Jews
2. Poland
3. the Final Solution
4. the Gestapo
5. Berlin
6. Russia
7. Poland
8. Auschwitz
9. 1952
10. the Holocaust