On this date, March 2, 1938, the trial of Martin Niemoller by the Nazis concluded. Niemoller was very outspoken agains Adolf Hiler and the Nazi regime.

This poem circulated during WWII, is often attributed to him.

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.

Then they came for me

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