Wednesday, November 10, 2004

First They Came for the Jews

(A moment of seriousness here. I just found one of my favorite Shoah poems and wanted to keep it somewhere to reference, but also to share it with anyone who comes upon this site.)

First They Came for the Jews
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then 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 me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.


Pastor Martin Niemöller

1 Comments:

Blogger Hekate said...

I was accused once of being similar to a Nazi because I told a group that verbally harassing a person who wasn't able to defend herself was wrong.

I was astonished at their mindset, and remembered reading this particular poem but could not find it to reference at the time.

Standing by and watching, and doing nothing, is what gets us into trouble.

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