[Marxism] Gandhi's indefensible position against resisting Hitler

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 12:05:57 MDT 2018

"He advised the British to give up the fight against Hitler and Mussolini:
'Let them take possession of your beautiful island ... allow yourself, man,
woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance
to them.' Furthermore, in one of his most controversial arguments, Gandhi
advised the Jews in Germany to offer passive resistance to the Nazi regime
-- and to give up their own lives as sacrifices. He told the Jews to pray
for Adolf Hitler. 'If even one Jew acted thus,' he wrote, 'he would salve
his self respect and leave an example which, if it became infectious, would
save the whole of Jewry and leave a rich heritage to mankind besides.'


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