The official AHF Third Reich culture quiz thread

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The official AHF Third Reich culture quiz thread

Post by Marcus » 21 Jun 2007 17:20

We've had several different quizes running here in the forum for a while with great success so I'm starting one here in this section too.

The rules are very simple:
The first one to post the correct answer to a question, posts a new question (must be on Third Reich culture, including architecture) and so on.

/Marcus

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Post by Robb » 08 Jul 2007 11:05

Looks like I get the honour of posting the first question in this new quiz :lol:

So. first question, shouldn't be too hard:- What film and who directed it?
"The film was intended to boost the morale of the Germans in the last phase of World War II. It was based on the autobiography of Joachim Nettelbeck. It told the story of the successful defence of a fortress town against French troops."

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Post by Ianh » 16 Jul 2007 00:23

Kolberg. Directed by Veit Harlan and Wolfgang Liebeneiner in 1945.
My question: Ernst Schafer directed what film? And if anyone knows where I can get a copy I would love to know, Ian

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Post by Robb » 16 Jul 2007 10:11

Hello,

Your answer is correct, though please wait a little while for acknowledgement :wink:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolberg_%28film%29

And the anser to your question is: Geheimnis Tibet (Secret Tibet).?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Sch%C3%A4fer


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Post by Robb » 02 Aug 2007 11:11

I received a PM from Ianh that the above answer was correct.
next question: What was the name of a huge monumental building planned, but never built, by Adolf Hitler and his architect Albert Speer?

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Post by Robb » 15 Aug 2007 09:14

Hint # 1,

This truly enormous building was, according to Albert Speer, inspired by Hadrian's Pantheon, which Hitler visited privately on May 7, 1938. Visually it was to have been the architectural centrepiece of Berlin as the world capital (Welthauptstadt). Its dimensions were so large that it would have dwarfed every other structure in Berlin, including those on the north-south axis itself. The oculus of the building's dome, 46 metres in diameter, would have accommodated the entire rotunda of Hadrian's Pantheon and the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 15 Aug 2007 13:30

Robb wrote:Hint # 1,

This truly enormous building was, according to Albert Speer, inspired by Hadrian's Pantheon, which Hitler visited privately on May 7, 1938. Visually it was to have been the architectural centrepiece of Berlin as the world capital (Welthauptstadt). Its dimensions were so large that it would have dwarfed every other structure in Berlin, including those on the north-south axis itself. The oculus of the building's dome, 46 metres in diameter, would have accommodated the entire rotunda of Hadrian's Pantheon and the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

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This would have to be the Great Hall which was planned for the east-west axis beyond the Brandenburg Gate.

It is unlikely that a building of such size could have been constructed due to the poor quality of the soil in the Tiergarten.

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Post by taivaansusi » 16 Aug 2007 08:35

Name of the building was Halle des Volkes or Große Halle.

My question: Where were Hitler's pantheon-like mausoleum planned to be built?

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Post by Robb » 16 Aug 2007 11:23

Hi,

"The Volkshalle (People's Hall), also called Große Halle (Great dome) or Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame), was a huge monumental building planned, but never built, by Adolf Hitler and his architect Albert Speer."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkshalle

To avoid confusion, and possibly posting a question when your answer is not the one being sought, please refrain from asking questions until you receive the OK from the person who asked the question. In actual fact Potsdamerplatz's answer is partially correct (it is rather "splitting hairs" to worry about the difference between great hall and great dome). Your answer was however, closer to what I was looking for.

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Post by Robb » 01 Sep 2007 13:05

I found this in Wikipedia... " in 1940 Hitler asked Giesler to plan his own mausoleum in [/u]Munich in such a way that his sarcophagus would be exposed to sun and rain (Giesler 116-117).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_architecture

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Post by Robb » 26 Sep 2007 10:30

Hi taivaansusi,

Is my answer above correct?

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Post by Robb » 30 Oct 2007 07:21

As we haven't heard back from taivaansusi, we will leave the quiz open to anyone who would like to post a question.

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Post by Robb » 04 Nov 2007 10:31

A question to keep us going:

Nazi architecture had three primary roles in the creation of its new order. What were they?

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Post by Habu » 25 Nov 2007 05:09

Symbolic, didactic, and theatrical.

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Post by Robb » 25 Nov 2007 11:19

Hi Habu,

Correct answer, so over to you now!

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