The Consequences of Defenselessness


Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk


Reasons for the Holocaust


A considerable literature concerning the reasons for the mass murder of the European Jews between 1933 and 1945 has now been accumulated. Innumerable recollections, journal articles, books, and historical analyses are promoted to explain these horrors. Yet, all of these “explanations” fail to record the only reason for the slaughter. That reason was that the Jews of Europe had no weapons with which to defend themselves.

There were ten million Jews in Europe n 1933. Indeed, that was a small minority of all Europeans. Nevertheless, ten million people with armaments could have made the cowardly killers think about their own lives before attacking Jews who might have been able to fight back, had they the weapons to do so.

In 1967, Egypt with a population of over 32 million, Syria, with nearly 6 million, and Jordan with 1.5 million, sought to kill all Jews in Israel, which then had only 2.6 million citizens. Yet, Israel succeeded in defeating these far larger armies equipped with Russian tanks, planes, and guns. The Jews were fighting for their lives, the Arab cowards were attacking to commit mass murder and steal all Jewish property and money, just as the Europeans had done beginning in 1933. The Arab killers believed that Jews can’t fight and that they, the Arabs, could once more murder at will. Prior to Israel’s great victory during the Six Day War, American media were already drooling with enjoyment at the anticipated sight of another mass slaughter of Jews. Yet, this time the Jews taught the world a lesson, that Jews can and will defend their lives. Therefore, the only reason for the mass murder of Jews since the year 380, when Christianity was declared the religion of the Roman Empire, was the inability of Jews to defend their lives, as a small minority within a huge majority of greedy Christians and Muslims.  

The literature concerning the holocaust claims that “anti-semitism” caused all these murders. Some writers cite the loss of the First World War by Germany as a reason for all that hate, others blame the depression and unemployment, or the insane claim that Jews are not a religion but a sub-race  or “Untermenschen,” i.e. subhumans. Then some claim that Hitler was crazy. That was not so. Hitler represented the Germans and all other collaborators in the mass killings. Hitler screamed what Europeans already believed before he was born. That is why almost all Europeans collaborated in the slaughter of Jewish men, women, and even newborn Jewish children.

These cowards who enjoyed the killings and the stole all the possessions of the murdered Jews would have run like the Egyptians in 1967, had the Jews had guns.

The lesson is plain. Never be defenseless or appear weak, or the nearest sadist will kill you.

Shalom u’vracha.

 Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including The American Jewish Community in the 20th and 21st Century (2021).

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