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Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

 

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

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.

*United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Introduction to the Holocaust.” Holocaust Encyclopedia. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007392. Accessed on August 12, 2016.

What will you tell future generations when they ask where you stood when it came to Peace?

Please add your name to the list of talented and gifted Poets speaking up for Peace in the world. We have over 129 poems from all around the world. for the collaboration, but would love to see that increased exponentially. Please take a few moments to contribute a poem today. The comments will be open until August 31, 2016. To contribute, visit the wonderful blog, Forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com, paste your poem into the comments of the following post here:

Calling All Poets/Creative Minds to a Grand Collaboration

and spread the word. Share your contribution, reblog this post, Tweet, +1 on Google, and anything else you can think of that will help get the word out. Thank you to the following for your contribution. There are a few more who have not been added in yet, and we are grateful to you as well.

 

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