mind-set, made famous by a pastor named Martin Niemoller
, who was vocal against Hitler, seems to have been stowed away in history's shoebox.
Some time ago in Feedback a subscriber listed the "Universal values" by Pastor Martin Niemoller
, a concentration camp survivor.
While such prominent Protestant figures as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Niemoller
join Barth and Bultmann, I was most touched by a sermon of a pastor unknown to me, Julius von Jan, who called for public repentance after the burning of the synagogues in November 1938.
As Martin Niemoller
prophesied in World War II: "First they came for the socialists and I did not speak out - because I am not a socialist.
Perhaps the most famous statement summarizing the failure of the common men and women of Germany to resist the evil of the National Socialists was expressed in a poem by Martin Niemoller
(1892-1984) in the aftermath of the war.
Case studies on the Martin Niemoller
controversy, post-World War II debates on whether to emphasize conversion for Jews, and the pro-Israel advocacy of Ursula Niebuhr illustrate moments of theological change and organizational mobilization.
Troiani was referring to one of the most wellknown statements by German pastor and theologian Martin Niemoller
, often erroneously attributed to German playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht: "First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.
Fleeing Germany after her family's involvement with the plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944, Niemoller worked in media in the United States, eventually marrying pastor Martin Niemoller
and joining him in his efforts at pacifist resistance and anti-war activism.
In that context, most civil libertarians refer often to the very sad statement attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoller
about the inactivity of German civil society following the Nazi rise to power:
, a German U-boat captain and later pacifist pastor, who was thrown into a concentration camp by the Nazis , coined the famous lament: "When the Nazis came to take the Communists, I was silent.
A haunting quote from Martin Niemoller
rings true in today's Pakistan:
It's easy to learn how to hate, but it's also easy to learn not to hate, and that's the example the ADL sets" Yegelwel summed up the importance of the ADL through a poem by Pastor Martin Niemoller
, a German imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp.