Publication Date
October 17, 2007
David B. Kopel
holocaust, Jews, firearms, genocide
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.
Recommended Citation
Kopel, David B. and Kopel, David B., Armed Resistance to the Holocaust. Journal of Firearms & Public Policy, Vol. 19, p. 144, 2007, Available at SSRN:

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