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Europe Quiz: Wednesday # 68 - Jews in Europe

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1. There is a museum dedicated to this Russian-born artist in Nice, France.

2. This Nobel peace prize winner is also known for his memoir “La Nuit,” or “Night,” written while he was living in France.

3. Walking around this Spanish town and admiring the Moorish architecture, one might stumble across a plaque marking the birthplace of the philosopher Maimonides.

4. This philosopher’s controversial ideas led to his excommunication from the Amsterdam Jewish community.

5. Match the place to the year when Jews were expelled from it.
Spain, Moscow, England, Rome
1891, 139 BC, 1492, 1290

6. In 1516, Jews were formally confined to living in one district in this Italian city. This is where the term “ghetto” originated, perhaps a reference to the piles of slag, or “ghèto” found here.

7. The _____ of ___________ was the name of a large region of 19th century Russia, stretching from near Warsaw to the Black Sea, where nearly all Jews were required to live.

8. This Prague-born author wrote novels in German, one of which was "Die Verwandlung," translated as “The Metamorphosis” or "The Transformation."

9. Which country in Europe has the largest Jewish population?

10. Name the Nazi extermination camp memorial pictured here http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/2648796.jpg
This was the last of the 6 extermination camps to receive a permanent memorial, in 2004. It is located halfway between Lublin and L’vov/L’viv.

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