April 03, 2008

They Thought They Were Free

When they came for the communists,
I remained silent;
For I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
For I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
For I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
For I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

3 comments:

Puthali said...

hmm, well one always wonders how cud ppl let such atrocities happen against jews, here's an interesting read on that -
http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/Auxiliary/Psychology/Frank/Thirdwave.html
'n yest came across this in my Greader, on why Hitler targeted jews -
http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/people/h/hitler-adolf/hitler-1922.html

Hazel Dream said...

They never came for me
As Me was lost in all these silly ideologies .. :)

Aditya Kishore said...

@P
It wasn't the first time and it would not be the last. Probably it's coz people do not realize how much really bad something is unless they themselves are at the receiving end.


@HD
Lucky you that you exist in aether, for it can neither be touched, nor destroyed... :)