Read the whole thing.
"The time had come to launch a decisive blow to the Jewish community,
to render it defenseless so that its “ill-gotten” property could be
redistributed as an entitlement to the German “Volk.” The German Jews
were ordered to surrender all their weapons, and the police had the
records on all who had registered them. Even those who gave up their
weapons voluntarily were turned over to the Gestapo."
place in the weeks before what became known as the Night of the Broken
Glass, or Kristallnacht, occurred in November 1938. That the Jews were
disarmed before it, minimizing any risk of resistance, is the strongest
evidence that the pogrom was planned in advance. An incident was needed
to justify unleashing the attack."
Lesson of the Holocaust: Jews need to be heavily armed to defend themselves. Thank G-d for Israel and the IDF.