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This is a poem I am thinking about a lot recently, and I thought I share it with you:
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.
By Martin Niemoeller who was a protestant pastor who spoke out against Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
Find out more about him and his poem here: United States Holocaust Museum
Wishing you a thoughtful Monday!
(I share these poetry posts also on Carol Anne's Therapy Bits Blog)
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