The Holocaust was one of the most brutal and heartbreaking historical events in modern history. Millions of people were discriminated and murdered in only a few years. Take a look at the following 35 trivia Holocaust quiz questions and answers to see how well you know about this period.
Holocaust Quiz Questions And Answers
1. The Holocaust was carried out during which historical period?
A. World War I
B. World War II
C. Soviet-Japanese War
2. The Nazis carried out the Holocaust to discriminate and murder which group of people?
A. Black people
B. Asian people
C. Jewish people
3. Approximately how many Jews were murdered in total during the Holocaust?
A. Around 500,000 people
B. Around 2,000,000 people
C. Around 6,000,000 people
4. Where were Jews prisoned, forced to work, and murdered in large numbers?
A. Concentration camps
B. Gathering camps
C. Accumulation camps
5. The gates of many Nazi concentration camps had a sign that said: “Arbeit Macht Frei”. What does this phrase mean?
A. In God We Trust
B. Work Brings Freedom
C. No Room For Jews
6. In the 1920s, about what percentage of the German population was Jewish people?
A. Around 1 per cent
B. Around 6 per cent
C. Around 13 per cent
7. What did “race scientists” of Nazi claim in the period between the 1920s and 1930s?
A. Jews were an anti-race
B. German “Aryans” were sub-humans
C. Roma gipsies were equal to German “Aryans”
8. Adolf Hitler blamed the Jews for which of the following reasons?
A. They were the main cause of Germany’s defeat in World War I
B. They did not fight with German in World War I
C. They triggered World War I
9. Many German Jewish people protected their kids by sending them to Britain by train. What was the name of this train?
C. Schindler’s List
10. What occurred to the Jewish prisoners when the Russian soldiers advanced in the winter between 1944 and 1945?
A. They were forced to concentration camps in western areas
B. They were murdered
C. They were freed
11. What did Nazi name the campaign to exterminate all the Jews in Europe?
A. God’s Mission
B. Final Solution
C. New Goal
12. Which of the following is a purpose of the Nuremberg Laws?
A. To prevent Jews from working as teachers, lawyers, or doctors
B. To encourage German people to boycott Jewish stores
C. To deprive Jews of all civil rights
13. When did the systematic murder of Jews, also known as the “Final Solution” actually start?
A. When Adolf Hitler gained power in 1933
B. When World War II broke out in 1939
C. When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941
14. What does it mean when the German Nazi classify a person as Mischlinge, which literally means hybrids?
A. He or she was married to a Jew
B. He or she was not classified as a Jew but had some Jewish blood
C. He or she had Jewish grandparents
15. What was the first measures against Jewish people taken by the German Nazi in 1933?
A. To prohibit Jewish from professional occupations like lawyers, doctors, or policemen
B. To boycott all businesses and shops owned by Jewish people
C. To restrict the enrolment of Jewish students in high schools
16. In which book did Adolf Hitler say that he wanted to get rid of all Jewish people from Germany?
B. Buch Von Adolf Hitler
C. Mein Kampf
17. What was the first concentration camp set up by the German Nazi in 1933?
A. Dachau concentration camp
B. Gross-Rosen concentration camp
C. Hinzert concentration camp
18. In addition to Jewish people, other groups of individuals were also murdered by the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust, EXCEPT:
19. Which of the following terms is used for prejudice or hostility against Jewish people?
20. The Nazi authorities set up some parts of cities to segregate and confine Jewish people. What were these areas called?
21. What did Jewish people in controlled regions have to wear to identify themselves as Jews?
A. A yellow cross
B. A yellow star
C. Yellow clothes
22. How were most of the Jewish people transported to concentration camps?
A. By military vans
B. By aeroplanes
C. By trains
23. What happened in the Kristallnacht or the Night of the Broken Glass?
A. Adolf Hitler ordered to kill all prisoners in the concentration camps
B. Jewish-owned synagogues, houses, and shops were destroyed
C. Jewish people took back control of seized properties, businesses, and land
24. Which of the following is a true statement about the Holocaust?
A. Nazi doctors used prisoners in concentration camps for medical experiments
B. There were 10 concentration camps in total
C. There were no American soldiers in concentration camps
25. What did a red triangle refer to?
A. A political prisoner
B. A Jehovah’s Witness prisoner
C. A criminal prisoner
26. Anne Frank and her family lived in which city before being captured by Nazi?
27. The national resistance movement in which country helped save most of the Jewish population?
28. Oskar Schindler was associated with saving prisoners from which concentration camp?
29. Which word is used for non-Jewish people who saved Jewish people from the Holocaust?
A. The Judenrat
B. Righteous Persons
30. The last one in this Holocaust quiz questions and answers: What was the largest Nazi ghetto in all of German-occupied Europe?
A. Warsaw Ghetto
B. Lodz Ghetto
C. Litzmannstadt Ghetto
31. When did the Warsaw Ghetto revolt take place?
32. When is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day?
A. January 27
B. May 27
C. September 27
33. Which national holiday in Israel is held on the 27th of Nissan to remember those who lost their lives during the Holocaust?
A. Yom HaShoah
B. Rosh Hashanah
C. Simchat Torah
34. Which 1993 historical movie depicted a German industrialist who saved more than a thousand Jewish people from the Holocaust?
A. Sophie’s Choice
B. Schindler’s List
C. Europa Europa
35. What was the deadliest and largest German concentration camp that exterminated more than 1 million people?
We hope these Holocaust quiz questions and answers can help you learn more about the history of this traumatic period. We need peace, not war, to make the world a better place. For more historical knowledge, check out the following trivia World War II quiz.