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27 Jan 2011

From the RCRE Holocaust Memorial Event

I have just got back from the Reading Council for Racial Equality (RCRE) Holocaust Memorial Day event.  It was moving and interesting in equal parts and the speakers told me many things about the children of war I never knew.  It was made clear that even if an issue you care about doesn't effect you personally, speak out and help others as you may need their help one day.  We read this out at the end:

First They Came
Pastor Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialist
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionist
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jew
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 out for me.

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