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First they came ... written by Martin Niemoller
First they came ... (Poem)
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.
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October 8, 2013
Malala writes that her father, Ziauddin, kept a copy of this Martin Niemoller poem in his pocket (page 140).