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"First they came for the Socialists... then they came for me."

Martin Niemöller sent to a concentration camp....



Item # 660356

March 4, 1938

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, March 4, 1938

* Reverend Martin Niemöller sent to a concentration camp
* Anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor
* Famous "First they came..." statement fame


The front page has a two column-wide article headed: "Niemöller Sent to Prison Camp," followed by considerable text (see images). The report speaks of the anti-Nazi theologian, Reverend Martin Niemöller, who had been arrested by Heinrich Himmler's Gestapo in Berlin, Germany, being sent off to a concentration camp. Quite historic.

Complete in 14 pages, a few small binding slits at the spine, but in overall good condition.

Note: While Reverend Niemöller was already well-known, he is currently best-known for his famous quote regarding his arrest:

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.


Since this quote did not come until much later in his life, it is not within this newspaper report.

Item from Catalog 283 (released for June, 2019)...

Category: The 20th Century

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