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First they came ... written by Martin Niemoller

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First they came ... (Poem) written by Martin Niemoller
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First they came ... (Poem)

written by Martin Niemoller

 
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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.