'Bystanders'

 

Home Up The 'Good' Germans Kitty Genovese
 

 

"In Germany, when the Nazis came for the Communists, I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

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 Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me, and by that time

there was no one left

to speak for me." 

 

 

The Reverend Martin Niemöller,

a pastor in the German Confessing Church

who spent seven years in a concentration camp.

 

 

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