ANSWERS: 36
  • My life, no, because people depend on me. I'd take some pretty good-sized risks to do it, though.
  • I’m a positive and hopeful person. So, I believe putting myself in such a situation will definitely be rewarded by a positive outcome. Taking a chance with my life, or giving my life to save millions is most definitely worth every effort.
  • I believe so. First, it'd be the right action from a moral standpoint. Second, living by the rules that the powers-that-be deemed appropriate has never stopped me from doing what I saw as the right thing, if the two conflicted. Life and people are infinitely more important than laws and politics. Although I can't deny safe-housing people would scare the hell out of me, I'd do it anyway, because giving in to fear would make me feel like a weasel. I think I'd rather die than live like that. Great question.
  • Only if I believed that what was happening was wrong, and those people needed to be saved.
  • I would gladly provide any safe harbour I could to the victims of such an atrocity, but of course I also have my friends, family, and loved ones to think about when doing that. Providing a safe-house for people who are wanted dead by a powerful dictatorship doesn't just mean putting your own life on the line, it also means exposing everyone close to you to that same danger, so the decision to provide safe-house would not be mine alone to make. But if I could also keep my friends and loved ones safe from harm by association with me and my “Illegal” activity, then I would do it in a second. After all, what is my life worth if I cannot risk it to save others'?
  • Yea without a hesitation, I believe in the Good Sameritan way thats in the Holy Bible
  • 1) There are some "minor" atrocities all the time on earth and I am not doing very much against it, I am afraid. 2) If the horror was knocking at my door, I would try my best to help, and I hope my wife would support this. Probably I would try to help them get away and not hide them too long. I think the person I were hiding would not want me to take extreme risks. I think the longer I can help, the better. So I would ponder the risks and decide according to the situation.
  • Most likely, yes. My father helped US citizens escaping the draft come to Canada and start/get on with thier lives, I think he taught me an important lesson about our freedoms as human beings and the importance of putting a cause before your personal desires. I would of course, try my best to keep my family safe and out of harms way while doing so.
  • i am sure that i would,but you know every single time that the second world war has been mentioned,it s almost as if i have a kind of flashback of being in the french underground movement.almost like a past life memory that can t quite make it to the surface. that would be really interesting to go into a trance or something and get some clarification on that.
  • No doubt, natural instinct will take over to protect other lives, my name (Werner) stands for protector/warrior. I would go out of my way to assist those in need, it is just the right thin to do.
  • My Great Grandparents were in the underground resistance in Holland. They were caught handing out a newpaper that they wrote and sent to a concentration camp with their three young sons. Three times they were loaded onto the train to be sent to the gas chambers and three times the allies bombed the rail lines. Finally they were freed by the Americans. If it ever happened again I certainly would hide people it could be my family.
  • My life? Yes. My familys' lives? I don't know. My gut says yes. I tend to step in and protect others without hesitation, particularly when I'm protecting lives.
  • Without a doubt
  • Of course. In fact my family did in the 60s and 70s. We harboured and helped Vietcong and Pathet Laos from being tortured and killed by the CIA
  • Matthew 25:40 says, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
  • I am sure I would but I am also sure that I would not be there to do so. If my nation (USA) was blundering into fascism (and it was obvious that post-Weimar Germany was)I would leave the country. The fact that the US is taking steps (however tentative) towards reducing the personal freedoms that made us great troubles me to the point that I have investigated the procedures that would be necessary for me and my family to emigrate (and I have discussed it with my wife as well). So I doubt I would be in any position to render such aid no matter how much I might believe in it.
  • If things had reached that point I would already be dead
  • I would like to think so. It is something I believe in.
  • Yes, It would give new meaning to my life. And a thrill
  • I can't pretend to know what I'd do when faced with such a situation, but I'd like to think I would. Hopefully we'll never have to find out.
  • Would anyone on here say no?
  • Mine, in a heartbeat. I wouldn't risk my children's lives for anything, though.
  • I'd risk my life in a heartbeat . The part of my family that are adults or old enough to make that decision and supported it then yes but majority of my family right now are children or kids under 10. Three of my cousins had little ones recently and I have young cousins who live near me and unless I could make sure they were safe, maybe not. I'd warn those of my family with little ones and children and wait till they got safe. Then my life would totally be something I'd sacrifice. My family died in the Holocaust, the least I could do to honor them would be helping others who have the chance for freedom to get to be safe. Its the right thing to do and I wouldn't be able to live with myself unless I stayed true to my beliefs and values.
  • I hope so...but nobody really knows what they will do until faced with such a situation.
  • Yes, I would.
  • Yes I would, and I would guard them with my life as well. Hopefully there will not be another holocaust, but in the event that there is, yes I would.
  • absolutely without a shadow of a doubt.
  • Yes, now that there are no longer children in my household. Risking my own life was my profession for many years, but risking my children's lives and their contributions to our future would have been unacceptable.
  • I don't know, when your faced with a situation like that I'm really not sure how I would react. Its much easier to just look after myself but then again I don't think I could just walk by and leave people who would beg for my help. How people reacted in the last holocaust wouldn't be any different than if one happened today.
  • Very good question Well it depends if we are talking about the Holocaust directely its important to understand that the average German at the time probably didnt know much about the mass murder taking place. Until the later years of the war when it all went wrong (for Germany) Life under Hitler (providing you're non-Jewish German) was pretty good Unemployment was at an all time low just 38000 in 1939 which was just 10 years after the great depresion in 1929 it was a dream world for them. They may not have wished to give all they had for (at the time) unconfirmed rumours about the mass murder. I'd like to think if I had known for certain i would help but with the propoganda and Gestapo searches im not to sure i would have. I'm a nice person (i think) but i suppose you would just have to be in the situation. I have the up-most respect to all Germans who risked everything to help im just not sure i'd have been one of them. in the present time though without the threat of the Gestapo i would do my best to help.
  • I would like to think I would but I don't know if I could honestly answer that question until a time came to actually do it.
  • In a heartbeat. Who can call still call themselves a good and honorable person who will not stand up and defy tyranny, cruelty and oppression in their own backyard?
  • absolutly, i would die for the cause
  • Definitely no. The jews are committing a holocaust of Palestinians in Gaza. The jews can no longer garner sympathy from the world by continually harping back years ago to the Nazi treatment of jews when they are committing unspeakable atrocities against innocent babies and their mothers.

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