5.18.2011

Quotables: Martin Niemöller

"They came first 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 was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. And then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up."

- Reverend Martin Niemöller, a Protestant Minister in Nazi Germany in 1945

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  1. As a native of Germany who is very familiar with the dark sides of my country's history, I'm very pleased to find a quote by Martin Niemöller here. He certainly is one of our "heros" of that time.
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