First They Came For…


This was a short film/music video that my daughter brought to my attention.

It reminded me of the famous quote about how anyone can be targeted and if we do not speak out, who will be there to speak for us.

“First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.”

– Martin Niemoller

Warning: Graphic images–nudity and violence.