over at Volokh, couple of thoughts occur. One of them is that a lot of commenters doubted that any level of armed resistance Jews could have put up would have had any effect. Two things:
1. When someone has made it plain what they're going to do to you, what do you have to lose?
2. One commenter brought up that piece from Solzhenytsyn:
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
Other thought, on so many Jews being on the personal disarmament/gun bigot side; you'd think they'd realize 'never again' has to include keeping a government, not just a few nuts, from doing it, and if the populace is disarmed, how the hell DO you stop a government bent on genocide? Apply to the UN? How's that worked so far?