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Clue 3 Facts & Stories
(You can also find these at the end)
The Nuremberg rallies were held annually from 1933 through 1938. The rallies were primarily propaganda events, carefully staged to reinforce party enthusiasm and to showcase the power of National Socialism to the rest of Germany and the world.
Nuremberg was chosen as the location for the trials because its Palace of Justice was relatively undamaged by the war and included a large prison area. Additionally, Nuremberg had been the site of annual Nazi propaganda rallies; holding the postwar trials there marked the symbolic end of Hitler’s government, the Third Reich.
The first and best known of the trials was that of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT). It was described as "the greatest trial in history" by Sir Norman Birkett, one of the British judges present throughout. Held between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, the Tribunal was given the task of trying 24 of the most important political and military leaders of the Third Reich.
Dachau Concentration Camp
The first Nazi concentration camp, opened in 1933. It was initially a camp for political prisoners; however, it eventually evolved into a death camp where countless thousands of Jews died from malnutrition, disease and overwork or were executed.
In April 1945, just prior to the liberation of Dachau by the Allied forces, the SS ordered approximately 7,000 prisoners to embark on a six-day-long death march to Tegernsee, located to the south. Those unable to maintain a steady marching pace were shot by SS guards. Other marchers died from starvation or physical exhaustion.
On April 29, 1945, the United States military entered Dachau, where they found thousands of mostly emaciated prisoners. The U.S. soldiers also discovered several dozen train cars loaded with rotting corpses. Meanwhile, those who survived the Tegernsee death march were freed by American troops on May 2.
Below: Photo allegedly showing execution of SS troops in a coal yard in the area of the Dachau concentration camp during its liberation. April 29, 1945.
- To solve the next step you will need to use the ruler tool.
- Instructions on how to use the ruler are displayed below:
If you are using a PC:
- Click on the ruler icon on the left.
- Click on the start point.
If you are using the App:
- Click on the ruler icon in the top right.
- Move the target to the start point and click 'Add point'.
For example after doing this your screen will look something similar to this:
- Exit the photo from the previous clue.
- Zoom in above the podium where Hitler delivered his speeches.
- Click once on the ruler tool and then set it so the ruler starting point is fixed to this podium.
- Zoom far out from this city and scan directly south towards the German Alps.
- As you move notice the ruler moving with you and the distance increasing (this should be in km if it isn't then change it by clicking on the small arrow pointing downwards).
- Stop when the ruler gets to the same distance as the number used for the password to access this page. It should be in a straight line south from the starting point.
Slowly scan westwards and identify the lake that at its most southern point is at the same distance as the number used for the password to access this page, you will need to zoom in on any suspect lakes to find this. Tip - look carefully some of the lakes are light blue and easy to see but some are dark blue and harder to spot.
What is the name of this lake? You will find this written on the water and not by any marker.
- Click out of ruler mode.
- Move to the eastern end of this lake.
- Click into 3D mode.
- There are 2 castles close to this point ('Schloss' in German) identify the one from the pictures below and answer the question at the bottom.
- Find what landmark is hidden behind the orange circles. Each of these has a coloured marker positioned close to them, what is the icon inside their marker? Tip - the marker shows what they are.
Use the 2 single word answers as the password to access the next clue (put them in the order you see them and put a space inbetween them).
Stuck? Try re-reading the question carefully picking up the key points.
Give up? Get the answers below for a 20 minute time penalty (if you are playing for leisure ignore this and to see the answers put in an email address).
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