Not Bee’s Poem of the Day but Martin Niemoellers

This is a poem I am thinking about a lot recently, and I thought I share it with you:

First 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 for me.

By Martin Niemoeller who was a protestant pastor who spoke out against Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Find out more about him and his poem here: United States Holocaust Museum 

Wishing you a thoughtful Monday!

(I share these poetry posts also on The Bee Creates)

Author: 🇪🇺 Bee Halton

🇪🇺🐝 bi~lingual: English/German, 🌻 🙋‍♀️ Thinker, Poetess, Blogger ☕ 💑 happily married 2 best husband in world 🌎 & 🌼 proudly owned by a rescue greyhound. 🇪🇺

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