Martin Niemöller

(1892 - 1984 / Germany)

Martin Niemöller Poems

1. First They Came For The Jews 2/11/2015

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  • Sonja de Vries (7/6/2018 6:29:00 PM)

    This version is incorrect. First they came for the communists is the original first line, and also is true historically. It is a shame that people have rewritten this quote to fit their political perspectives.

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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.

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