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Written by modernityblog

09/11/2010 at 02:16

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  1. 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

    Andrew Murphy

    09/11/2010 at 02:27

  2. Andrew,

    The peculiar thing is that Martin Niemöller was initially *very* pro-Nazi, voted for them, expounded their views, etc

    He became a critic of the Nazis very late on, I think after 1936+.

    modernityblog

    09/11/2010 at 02:39


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