Martin Niemoller

1892 - 1984

A Quote by Pastor Martin Niemoller

first they came
for the communists
and i did not speak out
because i was not a communist

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

Martin Niemoller (1892 - 1984)

Source: Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C.

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A Quote by Martin Niemoller

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."

Martin Niemoller (1892 - 1984)

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A Quote by Martin Niemoller on catholicism, communism, judaism, protestantism, time, and trade

In Germany they first 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 the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me--and by that time no one was left to speak up.

Martin Niemoller (1892 - 1984)

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