We Have All Become Orphans
First they came for the Communists,
But I was not a Communist,
So I said nothing.
Then they came for the Social Democrats,
But I was not a Social Democrat,
So I did nothing.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
But I was not a trade unionist,
So I did not speak out.
And then they came for the Jews,
But I was not a Jew,
So I did little.
Then when they came for me,
There was no one left who could stand up for me.
by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945