I WILL NOT STAND BY

I am going to post this often. And I am going to be conscious of the fact that I cannot stand by and let this history be repeated.

I WILL NOT STAND BY.
My Ilse taught me better.

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then 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 out for me

Martin Niemöller
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