This holocaust survivor says armed Jews could not have stopped Nazis.
NRA-backed Alaska Representative Don Young recently implied that Jews could have survived the holocaust if they were armed.
“I think that when people say that if we could have had guns we could have persevered. It is utterly and totally nonsense.” Manfred Lindenbaum stated. “Hitler had taken the German, youth put them into uniforms, and had them convinced that they were superior to everybody else and they were gonna obey orders unflinchingly. If people in Nazi Germany would have had guns and the ones who want — who spoke out would have used them, they would have all been dead and it would have made no difference whatsoever.”
He went on to say, “Cuba took all the guns away and murders by guns stopped and murders went down, suicides went way down. The same thing in Australia. I think that when somebody comes up with these stories they are speaking through their mouth with the money that they get from the NRA. I really think that they’re bought. I don’t think they believe it. I can’t believe that they’re that stupid.”
An expert on German guns also told Politifact that Jews were already armed going into the late 1930s, before laws were enacted to seize their weapons.