Why speak up?

First they came for the communists.
I did not speak up,
I was not a communist.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak up,
For I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
Still I did not speak up,
I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me,
And there was no one left
To speak up for me.

Martin Niemöller

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1 Comment

  1. evelyn Chong said,

    24 March 2011 at 20:08

    i saw this in the holocaust museum in washington. great quote.


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