Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quote: Martin Niemoller



"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up."

-  Martin Niemoller (1892 - 1984), German Lutheran pastor.  An outspoken opponent of Nazism, he was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps (1937-1945),

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