First They Came

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum quotes the following text…

First they came …” is a poem written by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

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One thought on “First They Came”

  1. Thank you for sharing the poem and links above…sobering and chilling in light of yesterday’s grievous synagogue massacre of innocent Jews.

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