[LINK] Can someone provide a quotation please
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Fri Dec 15 06:47:33 AEDT 2006
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> There's a passage that goes something like: "First they took our ???,
> but I didn't speak out because..."
> I've tried googling for it but have drawn a blank, perhaps a linker
> might be more productive.
Since you asked for a quotation, I guess I should charge for this!
The version inscribed at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston,
Massachusetts <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston%2C_Massachusetts> reads:
They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
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