Pastor Martin Niemoller quote…

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. -Pastor Martin Niemoller

Source: Attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoller, as stated in Franklin H. Littell’s forward to Exile in the Fatherland, Martin Niemoller’s Letters from Moabit Prison, edited by Hubert G. Locke (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company, 1986), p. viii.
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