View Poll Results: How do you believe you would have reacted to Jewish persecution?

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  • I would have supported it fully and openly.

    1 1.75%
  • I would have fallen in line and said nothing.

    0 0%
  • I would have said nothing openly, but not actively supported it.

    3 5.26%
  • I would have passively resisted.

    16 28.07%
  • I would have openly resisted and been outspoken against it.

    7 12.28%
  • I would have been willing to put myself physically in harms way to protect them.

    10 17.54%
  • I like to think I would have done #4 thru #6, but probably would have done #2 or #3.

    20 35.09%
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    If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    If you lived in 1938 Germany... How do you believe you would have reacted to Jewish persecution?

    1) I would have supported it fully and openly.
    2) I would have fallen in line and said nothing.
    3) I would have said nothing openly, but not actively supported it.
    4) I would have passively resisted.
    5) I would have openly resisted and been outspoken against it.
    6) I would have been willing to put myself physically in harms way to protect them.
    7) I like to think I would have done #4 thru #6, but probably would have done #2 or #3.

    I purposely did not include "Other" as an option this time, as that is a cop-out for this question. If you cannot answer given the range of options above, you're participation is not really necessary.

    ETA: Please note that the question is intended to be from a non-Jewish perspective.
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    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    re: If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    I'm Jewish. I would have left.
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    re: If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I'm Jewish. I would have left.
    I wouldn't have blamed you, but many didn't... for whatever reasons. They either couldn't, or held onto hope that it wouldn't get as bad as it did, or any other number of reasons.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I'm Jewish. I would have left.
    Most of the Jews I have known did or their parents had.

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    re: If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    I'm Jewish I would have also Left as my Grandparents fled Russia's pogroms around the time of the Revolution .

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    If Every Jewish arrest/round up had taken a Nazi or two, it would have cost them grievously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I wouldn't have blamed you, but many didn't... for whatever reasons. They either couldn't, or held onto hope that it wouldn't get as bad as it did, or any other number of reasons.
    The Jews I have known that stayed could not believe it would be as bad as it became. This seems somewhat odd. After all, there had been pogrom after pogrom for centuries and often the whole local Jewish community had been wiped out. And "Mein Kampf" was pretty explicit on what was to come. Here to it is astounding that people could have voted for the Führer. Having done so can only be interpreted as totally irresponsible or criminal. But that is the way it was.

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    re: If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    Like many people today, I suspect many Germans heard stories, but did not
    believe (in 1938) that their modern government was capable of the bad things said.
    They may have even know someone who was removed from say a teaching post,
    but justified it, somehow.
    Hate, and the ability to isolated and blame a group for some real or perceived harm,
    is a powerful political tool, we should all be cautious of any who would use these methods.
    Any degradation of anyone's rights, is a degradation of all of our rights.

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    re: If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    Passive resistance. I'm a coward, but I wouldn't really go along with it.


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    re: If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    It's hard to know what my reaction would have been, my father was a bigot, he hated Jews, Black and Catholics. You can just imagine his reaction when I married a Jewish woman; he wasn't happy. To be perfectly honest, I probably would have been passive about it.

















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    re: If you lived in 1938 Germany...[W:104]

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Like many people today, I suspect many Germans heard stories, but did not
    believe (in 1938) that their modern government was capable of the bad things said.
    They may have even know someone who was removed from say a teaching post,
    but justified it, somehow.
    Hate, and the ability to isolated and blame a group for some real or perceived harm,
    is a powerful political tool, we should all be cautious of any who would use these methods.
    Any degradation of anyone's rights, is a degradation of all of our rights.
    oh the german people knew about what was going on. there were death camps set up right next to cities and people saw the jews being marched to the camps after they arrived on the trains.

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