First They Came…

Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a German anti-Nazi and Lutheran pastor who is most famous for his words below. Niemöller was originally a supporter of Hitler, but he eventually opposed the Nazis. From 1937-1945, Niemöller was imprisoned in two concentration camps. He narrowly escaped execution, but was plagued by regret once he got out. The following statement was made by Niemöller in 1946 and was published in 1950. As you read, take notes on the author's perspective on justice and indifference, and the structure he uses to make his point effectively.

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