I was not alive in 1946, but many of the online resources were consistent on this quote by Gandhi, how he would have ended the Nazi holocaust from the Jewish victims point of view. Basically consistent with looking so miserable, to gather sympathy for an aggressor to voluntarily stop the oppression, or for someone else to take up arms in proxy defense. Here's the Ghandi wisdom quote below.
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In a post-war interview in 1946, he said, "Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs... It would have aroused the world and the people of Germany... As it is they succumbed anyway in their millions." Gandhi believed this act of "collective suicide", in response to the Holocaust, "would have been heroism"
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If you cannot see the flaw in his "feel sorry for me" philosophy, I cannot add further discussion.
When an aggressor has revealed himself (or her?) in a wilderness mugging, home invasion, or hiker rape, drug farm protection, they are beyond the point of sweet talking them into a compromise - that happens in the movies. In real life - people go missing, then found dead.
Sure a less lethal approach is preferred. I have scared off a coyote pack and a black bear before, but I was prepared to respond in escalation if the animal threat was persistent. Humans on the other hands, can't be easily deterred with yelling "Go Away Bear"