27th January: Holocaust Memorial Day

 

First they came for the Communists,

  and I didn’t speak up,

    because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the Social Democrats,

  and I didn’t speak up,

    because I wasn’t a Social Democrat.

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 Jews,

and I didn’t speak up,

because I wasn’t a Jew,

Then they came for me,

  and by that time there was no one

    left to speak up for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

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