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    This was a poem read to a school assembly by my RE teacher Miss Scott, I've never forgotten it.

    First they came for the Jews
    and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew

    Then they came for the communists
    and I did not speak out - because I was not a communist

    Next they came for the trade unionists
    and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist


    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak out for me


    Pastor Neimoeller
    Victim of the Nazis of Germany

    As my father used to say "A strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others."

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    What a powerful poem. Wow. Thank you for sharing that Tigger.


    Man, I got chills on that one.


    So true ...so true


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    Wow. Good poem. Actually, I just recently saw the movie "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas". It's a story about an 8 year old boy. His father is a Nazi and they move next to a concentration camp and he meets one of the boys on the other side of the fence.

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    Tigger, I am German and this poem gave me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing.

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    For any newbies to think on...

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