Trying To Erase Nation's History

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Back in the first half of the 20th century, German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller wrote a poem entitled "First They Came..." which tells how the Nazis came for different groups of people while German intellectuals rationalized away any opposition to Hitler's programs until they themselves were taken and no one was left to speak out on their behalf. First it was the socialists, then the trade unionists, then the Jews, and no one spoke out. Then, he writes, they came for me and there was no one left to speak out.


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