Journal of Firearms & Public Policy, Vol. 19, p. 144, 2007
19 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2007
Contrary to myth of Jewish passivity, many Jews did fight back during the Holocaust. They shut down the extermination camp at Sobibor, rose up in the Warsaw Ghetto, and fought in the woods and swamps all over Eastern Europe. Indeed, Jews resisted at a higher rate than did any other population under Nazi rule. The experience of the Holocaust shows why Jews, and all people of good will, should support the right of potential genocide victims to possess defensive arms, and refutes the notion that violence is necessarily immoral.
Keywords: holocaust, Jews, firearms, genocide
JEL Classification: N40, N44, K42
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kopel, David B., Armed Resistance to the Holocaust. Journal of Firearms & Public Policy, Vol. 19, p. 144, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1022081