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Definition: speak up - TutnIQ

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Definition of the term: speak up

"In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up." - The Reverend Martin Niemöller, a pastor in the German Confessing Church who spent seven years in a concentration camp.

Related terms: beliefs, religion, Hitler, Nazis, bullies, haters.

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