Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Geschwiegen

Poet

The Poet


When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

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

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

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How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.

Guess who?

1 comment:

My Raison D'etre said...

The second came from Austrian born German politician, Chancellor and Führer und Reichskanzler of Germany, Adolph Hitler (1889 - 1945).