U.S. & NAZI HISTORY

The philosopher George Santayana famously stated, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“ And yet, too few people take the tragic experience of German Nazi history –– a history most Americans know at least superficially well –– as an opportunity to examine critically the history of their own society. This quiz, developed by historian Eric Kurlander, provides just such an opportunity.

 

1. Which German political party volunteered to form a coalition with the Nazis in order to give Hitler a majority in parliament?

 
 
 
 
 

2. Which German political party refused to support the March 1933 "Enabling Act," allowing Hitler's government to pass legislation without the approval of parliament?

 
 
 
 
 

3. Who said in 1927 that "three generations of imbeciles is enough" in justifying the compulsory sterilization of the mentally disabled?

 
 
 
 
 

4. Which country was the last to repeal anti-miscegenation laws (laws opposing marriage between members of two different races)?

 
 
 
 
 

5. Who published the four-volume (1920-22) collection of anti-Semitic articles titled "The International Jew"?