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Yom HaShoah
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Posted 4/17/15

dsjb wrote:

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.

We will remember them. Never again.


that is very similar to the poem 'Not my Business' by Niyi Osundare its a good poem.

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Posted 4/17/15 , edited 4/17/15

elliotp wrote:


dsjb wrote:

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.

We will remember them. Never again.


that is very similar to the poem 'Not my Business' by Niyi Osundare its a good poem.



Indeed I like that one as well, well like is the wrong word but I'm sure you understand what I mean. For those interested Its from a poetisiced version of a speech by Martin Niemöller.
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Posted 4/17/15

pirththee wrote:

Yes, an overwhelming tragedy.Wasn't the Armenian genocide WWI?Don't forget Romani.


Yes, I meant the Romani genocide and got my names confused.

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