In light of the grave threat the Nazis posed to Jewish survival, the question of Jewish responses to persecution is an important and timely one. Unfortunately the issue has been rendered complex, without any true elucidation, by authors who have created a bogus theory regarding the issue of death with dignity. Thus, for example, child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim wrote:

If, today, Negroes in [South] Africa march against the guns of a police that defends apartheid — even if hundreds of them will be shot down … their march, their fight, will sooner or later assure them of a chance for liberty and equality. Millions of Jews … could at least have marched as free men against the SS, rather than to first grovel, then wait to be rounded up for their own extermination, and finally walk themselves to the gas chambers. 1