"Then They Came for Me": Martin Niemöller Quotation Magnet
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.
After World War II, German Pastor Martin Niemöller openly spoke about his own early complicity in Nazism and his eventual change of heart. His powerful words about guilt and responsibility still resonate today. They have been on display in the Museum since its opening and today are the final words read by Museum visitors exiting the main exhibition, a powerful reminder about the consequences of individual action and inaction.
These meaningful words are printed on a 2.5” x 3.5” flat magnet.
Learn more about Martin Niemöller and his quotation.