And then I found this:
Anyway, this find comes on top of reading this blog post.
"Oh, that Mr. Hitler couldn't mean all the things he says in Mein Kampf about the Jews. Anyway, what could he do? Try and kill us all?"
I guess we can add to that line of thinking: "Well, we have guns this time".
As N. A. Browne said in The Myth of Nazi Gun Control:
A more farfetched question is the hypothetical proposition of armed Jewish resistance. First, they were not commonly armed even prior to the 1928 Law. Second, Jews had seen pogroms before and had survived them, though not without suffering. They would expect that this one would, as had the past ones, eventually subside and permit a return to normalcy. Many considered themselves “patriotic Germans” for their service in the first World War. These simply were not people prepared to stage violent resistance. Nor were they alone in this mode of appeasement. The defiance of “never again” is not so much a warning to potential oppressors as it is a challenge to Jews to reject the passive response to pogrom. Third, it hardly seems conceivable that armed resistance by Jews (or any other target group) would have led to any weakening of Nazi rule, let alone a full scale popular rebellion; on the contrary, it seems more likely it would have strengthened the support the Nazis already had. Their foul lies about Jewish perfidy would have been given a grain of substance. To project backward and speculate thus is to fail to learn the lesson history has so painfully provided.in short, those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.