Monday, August 29, 2005

Neilmoller's Address

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I'm not sure why but I fet a need to throw this up today. There is one source quoting around 4 or 5 other sources saying Neimoller wrote it in either 1939 or 1945. The site below says it was part of an address to US Congress in 1968. I'll check around to see if this is the case.

Niemoller's address to the U.S. Congress

The exact text of what Martin Niemoller said,
and which appears in the Congressional Record,
October 14, 1968, page 31636 is:

"When Hitler attacked the Jews
I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the Catholics,
I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists,
I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned.
Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church --
and there was nobody left to be concerned."


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