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Martin Niemöller - Wikiquote

Martin Niemöller - Wikiquote | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

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

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

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

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
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The European Atrocity You Never Heard About

The European Atrocity You Never Heard About | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Even as Nazi officers were being tried for crimes against humanity after World War II, the Allies were perpetrating new ones.

 

also from the article: "Between 12 million and 14 million German-speaking civilians—the overwhelming majority of whom were women, old people, and children under 16—were forcibly ejected from their places of birth in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and what are today the western districts of Poland. As The New York Times noted in December 1945, the number of people the Allies proposed to transfer in just a few months was about the same as the total number of all the immigrants admitted to the United States since the beginning of the 20th century. They were deposited among the ruins of Allied-occupied Germany to fend for themselves as best they could. The number who died as a result of starvation, disease, beatings, or outright execution is unknown, but conservative estimates suggest that at least 500,000 people lost their lives in the course of the operation."

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I wonder if anyone teaches this part. Disturbing.

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