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The government came for certain groups where Martin Niemoller did not belong to. They eventually came for him, and no one was left to save him.

What is a Social Problem?

Martin Niemoller.....favorite quote about the hypocrisy of people not standing up for others    http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/niem.htm

Indiana Coalition for Public Education--Monroe County and South Central Indiana: First They Came for Our Local Control: A Parent's .

There are many versions of this famous quote from German Pastor Martin Niemoller.  Read the article for the history of it.

Snapshot of a version used on a poster at a 2002 peace march in San Francisco

Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.  — Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Martin Niemöller was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Martin Niemöller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Il progioniero personale - Martin Niemöller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bigotry not accepted now or ever. Never speak the toxic words "Jew Lover" to me again. Disgusting.

Bigotry not accepted now or ever. Never speak the toxic words "Jew Lover" to me again.

Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) commanded the UC-67 submarine in 1918. Later he became an anti-Nazi Lutheran pastor most known for his quote: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist…”

Martin Niemöller commanded the submarine in Later he became an anti-Nazi Lutheran pastor most known for his quote: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist…”

Imprisoned for opposing Nazi control Protestant Churches.

I now find myself very scared by the attitudes I see people who used to be friends expressing. I must speak out or there will be no one left to speak for me.

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“First they came …” is a famous statement and provocative poem attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller