WWII Quiz - Page 106




 
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September 4th, 2006  
boris116
 
 
Guys, just think "out of the box"!

It were not the Soviets, who renamed the city!!!!
Just think, which of the Axis countries have made the territorial gains during the war at the expense of the USSR....
September 4th, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
Well I give up. There's just too many cities/towns that had their name changed during that period. Literally dozens and dozens.
September 4th, 2006  
boris116
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger
Well I give up. There's just too many cities/towns that had their name changed during that period. Literally dozens and dozens.
OK.

The answer is: Odessa, Ukraine.
In 1941 it has been taken by the German and Romanian troops.
Hitler has given this area(Bessarabia and parts of S. Ukraine ) to his ally Romania and suggested to them to rename Odessa after the Romanian dictator Antonescu. It has become the capital of a new province call Transnistria which included the newly absorbed territories by Romania.
Of course, all these changes have been unmade when the Soviet Army had retaken Odessa in 1944.
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September 4th, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
Hmm I had thought about Odessa right at the very start but discounted it - doh!

Ok hit us with another one Boris!
September 4th, 2006  
boris116
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger
Hmm I had thought about Odessa right at the very start but discounted it - doh!

Ok hit us with another one Boris!
This one is much easier

The city I have gone to college has been named after the German and because of the Germans between WWI and WWII.
However, during the WWII and because of the Germans this city has lost its status but kept the name.

what is the city name?
September 4th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
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suggested to them to rename Odessa after the Romanian dictator Antonescu

boris116

but was the name ever officially changed? it is not on the list on the link I posted for the Soviet Union, neither is it on the Rumanian list. I checked Bessarabia quite early on. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessarabia
Neither is it on the usually comprehensive list of names relating to cities in Wikepedia, or mentioned in the cities history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa (Ukrainian: Одеса, Russian: Одесса; also referred to as Odesa)

Regarding the next question

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The city I have gone to college has been named after the German……..? and because of the Germans between WWI and WWII.


German what, person or just a German name? neither do I understand the rest of the question either, because of a German influence between WW1 and WW2?
September 4th, 2006  
boris116
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus

boris116

but was the name ever officially changed? it is not on the list on the link I posted for the Soviet Union, neither is it on the Rumanian list. I checked Bessarabia quite early on. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessarabia
Neither is it on the usually comprehensive list of names relating to cities in Wikepedia, or mentioned in the cities history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa (Ukrainian: Одеса, Russian: Одесса; also referred to as Odesa)
Perseus,
I know, it was a tricky question...
The city name has been changed officially... by the Romanians.
And, of course, the new name has not been accepted by the population, by the Soviets and by the Allies. So, from the Soviet(and Allied!) point of view, it HAS NEVER BEEN RENAMED!!!
However, if the Axis would have won the War, it would be different, don't you think?
When you have brought that list of the renamed Soviet cities, I have understood, that you are looking in the wrong place
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Originally Posted by perseus
Regarding the next question



German what, person or just a German name? neither do I understand the rest of the question either, because of a German influence between WW1 and WW2?
The city in question has been named after the German person.Between the World wars, it has gained some status( and the Germans where the key). When the war started, it had some negative consequences to the city(again, the Germans have played a major role in it).


Finally, I give you a hint(no relation to Germans here!) - something really remarkable has happened near this city in 1961(can't give you an exact date, because it will give away the answer!!!)
September 5th, 2006  
Doppleganger
 
 
My guess is Vienna. Significant things occured to both Stalingrad and Berlin in 1961 but they don't fit your clues.

So Vienna.
September 5th, 2006  
boris116
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger
My guess is Vienna. Significant things occured to both Stalingrad and Berlin in 1961 but they don't fit your clues.

So Vienna.
nope!

don't forget, it's a city where I went to college....
What was probability for a Soviet citizen to go study in Vienna?

Remember, that city has been named after a German person!
September 5th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
The two Polish cities I mentioned earlier are the obvious candidates

Łódź → Litzmannstadt → Łódź
Zabrze → Hindenburg → Zabrze

but are you saying the city has still got a Germanic name?