Because they were pussies, who couldn't even work up the energy for a sit-in, and too cheap to hire a paid assassin?<quoted text>
Fear? Being oppressed, tortured and ruled by thugs for 40 years? Family members being targeted?
Why didn't the Jews handle their own "civic responsibility" during Hitler's reign of terror?
Actually, there were several bands of Jewish guerillas, who DID try to handle Hitler's oppression by fighting back...but for the most part, the Jews huddled in their shtetls and ghettos, encouraged by their own people to remain there, until it was time to board the trains and subsequently file into the ovens. Don't tell me we care as much about any other segment of world population - the Sudanese, the Serbs, the Somalis, etc., are just not as well represented in the US as the Jews have historically been.