Ordnungspolizei: Formation, Participants & Activities


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What was one of the main responsibilities of the Ordnungspolizei in Nazi Germany?

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1. Why did many men join the Ordnungspolizei between 1938 and 1939?

2. Heinrich Himmler centralized the police and created two branches called _____ and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a look at our quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of the Ordnungspolizei German police and their role in the Holocaust. Here you'll be asked questions about the branches of the German police, the main responsibilities of the Ordnungspolizei and why so many men joined between 1938 and 1939.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This short quiz contains questions to see if you remember:

  • The main responsibilities of the Ordnungspolizei
  • Why many men joined the Ordnunspolizei between the years of 1938 and 1939
  • The two police branches created by Heinrich Himmler
  • The activities in the General Government the Ordnungspolizei were responsible for
  • The police department that was not a part of the Ordnungspolizei

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Ordnungspolizei lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the two branches of the police created by Heinrich Himmler
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the General Government activities the Ordnungspolizei were responsible for and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this subject, check out our lesson called Ordnungspolizei: Formation, Participants & Activities. This lesson also covers:

  • What the Ordnungspolizei were also called and why
  • The years the Ordnungspolizei were active
  • The person put at the head of the Ordnungspolizei
  • How Ordnungspolizei were trained
  • Einsatzgruppen, or mobile death units