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They came for the Communists, and I. didn’t object – For I wasn’t. 2 0 obj Then they came for me . What impact does the author’s use of repetition and free verse have on the meaning of the poem? Then they came for the Jews, and I … This paired text analysis requires students to first read and analyze the allegory "The Terrible Things". x��[[s�F�~w���T^Ln� 悛ˇ�X���k�Mbg� ���� 0h������g $@��&e�fzz��==b��x�j|s���O&��͕������Z In his poem, First They Came for the Communists, Martin Niemöller conveys the theme of the Holocaust and discrimination, through repetition of both words and themes, and also creates a sense of detachment from the victims. Then they came for the Mexican entymologists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Mexican entymologist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me. POEMS And I did not speak out . 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Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. �Υ���6�ȇY� %:�"�D�/i�8�y����l�m����._�37{�n*��w�&��Oܐ��o(��V�p�J�Ϥ�e�]�7�V���;p7 1�k`:���>�[-�sJ�M�-���%g$"�X��)gjK�2_��{�'A�X̐ �[��;�X����+�"��κ��,��R\h '�Ɛ[��Yxq<0"j�cX�QK:AG�n��;Ѻ-�K�e%��=b*6-Y����O‘�C��}�nJ,�9g�/ϡ���D #/nc|v�J6͕�C�La����l ��Έ�� �X�8��h~k� }�9K�k��ٜ3 "��C 7 0 obj �. <>>> ��6Z Niemöller initially supported Hitler, but he soon came to strongly oppose the Nazi party. “First They Came…” is a poem by Martin Niemoller written as a critique of German intellectuals during the Nazi occupation of Germany in the 1930s that remained silent during the Nazi purging of groups they found undesirable. Learning from genocide – for a better future ... Download a copy of First They Came by Pastor Martin Niemöller . Students will discuss how, though all three are different types of texts, they all relate to each other and how they draw on themes and patterns in history. First they came for the origamists And I did not speak out Because I was not an origamist. endobj x��ZI�������M��p�"�[��I�l�&� �i$;�'Y3����U��^^�xd���7���7������������x~����wÛ�?2�'e��� ����ż�X�3�K�����%gsbm��TA�+��b�K��q�����y7�wc&2ɕdpf.c�d�2��x#�Zg.��*�����pI΍$�����\��D��1xC��M���B��$\2�S� ��qٖ1�w�p The following quotation was made by Niemöller and published in 1950. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Niemöller was assigned to a U-Boat, of which he was eventually appointed the commander. 5�?��������"�S]�F�8��g ^]����z��������~��;W� To speak out for me. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. First They Came is a poem by Pastor Martin Niemoller. The climax of the poem was the part where "they" came for the narrator and there was no one to help him. Martin Niemöller Poem. First They Came is a poem by Pastor Martin Niemoller. First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist <> Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one They are based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect – regardless of age, nationality, gender, race, beliefs and personal orientations. And there was no one left . endobj First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Socialist. "First they came ..." is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The poem speaks on the cowardice of certain segments of the German population as the Nazis decimated their own country. Because I was not a trade unionist . Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. "��}�%�wCA[�~R��+ĵp�p���H�$�w-L˖G�[;2PΪi���$dåCQ!5��$��ͱ��#������4���n�^c��;�MF��–�Ǔ��Jh��p1yo�^��F���psu�vH�L��������%= This quotation and many variations of it appeared in his public addresses in the 1930’s, and in the 50’s people began to line it out as poetry, which further boosted its popularity. It was part of a post-war confession made in German by the German Lutheran paster Martin Neimöller. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. b. Because I was not a Jew . <> 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 sports shop assistants And I did not speak out Because I was not a sports shop assistant. You probably know it well. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for the Jews . Else we are going to face a bleak world what Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany, depicts in the following poem – “Then They Came …”: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. “First They Came” is uniquely malleable: a 20th-century poem that reads as almost tailor-made for the remix culture of the 21st. There is staggering evidence to show that, “first-person literary accounts of events to which the author was an eye-witness” have a great influence on those who read them (Vice 7). In 1910 he became a cadet in the Imperial German Navy. Martin Niemöller’s lines, written just after the Holocaust, argued against apathy—and for the moral connectedness of all people" Martin Niemöller’s lines, written just after the Holocaust, argued against apathy—and for … %�쏢 wu�of���u��Y���x$ ,�T��{p-��/�������И�����`�9 ���08RÞ�NaφI��E5 ���ϗDqq�ɰ˔c��_`��.S_iD!��� �l{q v6C#8�%1xS{(�%I/�S�q|mNG"u�hb�O� Ls�MN��� ���&��c��Uo&��A2��:��(�1L0i* ��3�p�j�y���55�� 9��1Ửf�Ó�'�vY�U��}9�������Ã7�g��4dKm��Y�Z6y|��ňTM�N�~B�y��������!,�1���֍g�X�|�(Ƥ�P�e���Di�v�R�VY�����؃�y��&"3�����흷�/p:�xoT�аE�.��&�ZzI��� !�{�L\QԤ��[Hќm��7����{::2�.t��Z˄��i�{�>�.>Ď���1�"�sB�3��� �ڨ�!J����8S`ND��{7r���?�� First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. %PDF-1.5 Your rights are about being treated fairly and treating others fairly, and having the ability to make choices about your own life. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 14 0 R 20 0 R 21 0 R 29 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> 4 0 obj Adapted from a famous poem “First they came…” (author unknown) derived from Martin Niemöeller’s most noted speech given on January 6, 1946 before representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt. Then they came for the trade unionists . Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist. �w��_?�s�Lw����C_��(�:1`$C�zo�ŝ�H�6�w��I��I��(j"�V�o�"/}�>][���(���/O�Ӧ���=�n Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a German anti-Nazi activist and Lutheran pastor. a Communist; They came for the Socialists, and I. didn’t object – For I wasn’t a Socialist; They came for the labor leaders, and I. didn’t object – For I wasn’t a labor leader; They came for the Jews, and I didn’t. It had also ended the poem to no solution or ending. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. ��y�n���'ٸ��u�x��f���u�7���O��~ɮ�p:o�C�?����i��o���&�?��Qnw|��>�M����?�����P3�2���p��o���?~r����F� �O�q�������ab�8pH̒J9���:�Ϯ��ILGX|4��E��#l��D7xxa[JHŐ�6&��qq��!�6IY*@Q#�/les�z�|5_��`K�� r.fMo.�ut�j�Y0}6_޶K���:�J�ȏx!��?8����Ps�*�Ͱ��zʞT��A��4z�T�cݩJFS2�`,�Kt�����5�d�#�ӡ�7�ɞ�e3�Y��_eF� — Martin Niemöller . Here is his original poem: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Next, students will read, annotate, and analyze the poem "First They Came for the Jews". vQV�F�n���T��!��Uf��Pӥ�������dl�( ���m~�v��Z��|+�Q�LQ���Թ�[�7��"[ ĞQ��f�@�7���k)�=w�Ʒ]%��v���h���}Wf��(ܟu�S�q�5=�Ën��RX6�2�諵���5�&0��距ꕠ���g���"ƨ�F�'(ږS:�E�/r��t���=f���gQ_p{�Td᛻��7=-4��u�׵BPo+��뤞#p�Ws�����.o���J��w�3����V/��^Z8���=����9�ok5�ќ�W�_u�Z�����Y1�e �'��)�� There are questions that ask about author's purpose, symbolism, and comprehension. These basic human rights are universal – they belong to all Compare and contrast the genres and styles of Terrible Things and First They Came … 3 0 obj "First they came ..." is the poetic form of a post-war confessional prose by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. stream FIRST THEY CAME By Martin Niemöller First they came for the Communists And I … And I did not speak out . 6. Under the stipulations of the armistice of November 11, 1918, that ended hostilities in World War I, Niemöller and other commanders were ordered to t… “First They Came…” Poem Apathy Analysis “First they came …” is a famous statement and provocative poem attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. endobj This short piece, ‘First They Came’, is what is known as a prose-poem.Within it, the speaker alludes to the themes of guilt, persecution, and responsibility. The poem has grown into a snowclone online and has been used more frequently during the rise of President Donald Trump . Martin Niemöller was born in the Westphalian town of Lippstadt, Germany, on January 14, 1892. Then 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 out for me. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Jew. came for him, and “there was no one left to speak out for [him]” (15-16). The reason why I thought it was the climax because it was the biggest action that affect the narrator in a big way. Niemöller was originally a supporter of Hitler, but he eventually opposed the Nazis. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. 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In this statement, which is often referred to as a poem, critical events of Niemöller’s life play an important role in the reader’s understanding of the text. %���� It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals and certain clergy—including, by his own admission, Niemöller himself—following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent incremental purging of their chosen targets, group after group. It’s Pastor Martin Niemöller’s “First They Came….” First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then read the poem “First they came…”, reading it twice aloud and once individually. Poem by Martin Niemoeller at the the Holocaust memorial in Boston MA.jpg 1,577 × 1,120; 1.21 MB US Navy 090427-N-0995C-012 Lt. Dennis Kelly reads an excerpt of Reverend Martin Niemoller's poem, First they came..jpg 1,713 × 2,398; 944 KB The poem is as follows: First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. There are numerous translations and variants of the poem, and Niemöeller himself came up with different versions. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew. View First They Came by Martin Niemöller_0.pdf from POLS AMERICAN G at Damascus High. ��M3p�6֊b���������g߲5�������|M:4��F��"��M$fۛt���2�՝�}�N���� l�`AI;} ��. ���4�@b��K�xt; �\%�� �� �0� |ɏ�B"�������Ιف�$5��.��1��Nͱ���2�C� �`r;�츄>/`�1C�/#g�-p���̢��µ�p_�5XD�-֋���c��?X�Hl@��g[�*�?0!JUs���ޒ��!��1�/��a��� ��Č�g)��qH@��=*���,�qb���:\=�b�${�.�87y�c�Q�OR1�V����Ë�,�O� Megan Garber, "‘First They Came’: The Poem of the Protests. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me. !�,�":>�h��O{! First They Came… By Martin Niemöller 1950 Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a German anti-Nazi and Lutheran pastor who is most famous for his words below. <> ����y��>��>s�;���J�%=Y��T�Wz�$u���e&۴� ӛ{�a�^�. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Trade Unionist. That’s why we’ve seen the poem used and posted so often on social media here in the United States in these past few weeks. The author was a Lutheran pastor and theologian born in Germany in 1892. To learn more about Holocaust Memorial Day and discover more poetry featuring a From 1937-1945, Niemöller was imprisoned in two concentration camps and narrowly escaped execution. They came for the Communists, and I. didn’t object – For I wasn’t. 2 0 obj Then they came for me . What impact does the author’s use of repetition and free verse have on the meaning of the poem? Then they came for the Jews, and I … This paired text analysis requires students to first read and analyze the allegory "The Terrible Things". x��[[s�F�~w���T^Ln� 悛ˇ�X���k�Mbg� ���� 0h������g $@��&e�fzz��==b��x�j|s���O&��͕������Z In his poem, First They Came for the Communists, Martin Niemöller conveys the theme of the Holocaust and discrimination, through repetition of both words and themes, and also creates a sense of detachment from the victims. Then they came for the Mexican entymologists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Mexican entymologist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me. POEMS And I did not speak out . 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First they came for the origamists And I did not speak out Because I was not an origamist. endobj x��ZI�������M��p�"�[��I�l�&� �i$;�'Y3����U��^^�xd���7���7������������x~����wÛ�?2�'e��� ����ż�X�3�K�����%gsbm��TA�+��b�K��q�����y7�wc&2ɕdpf.c�d�2��x#�Zg.��*�����pI΍$�����\��D��1xC��M���B��$\2�S� ��qٖ1�w�p The following quotation was made by Niemöller and published in 1950. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Niemöller was assigned to a U-Boat, of which he was eventually appointed the commander. 5�?��������"�S]�F�8��g ^]����z��������~��;W� To speak out for me. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. First They Came is a poem by Pastor Martin Niemoller. The climax of the poem was the part where "they" came for the narrator and there was no one to help him. Martin Niemöller Poem. First They Came is a poem by 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 Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one They are based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect – regardless of age, nationality, gender, race, beliefs and personal orientations. And there was no one left . endobj First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Socialist. "First they came ..." is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The poem speaks on the cowardice of certain segments of the German population as the Nazis decimated their own country. Because I was not a trade unionist . Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. "��}�%�wCA[�~R��+ĵp�p���H�$�w-L˖G�[;2PΪi���$dåCQ!5��$��ͱ��#������4���n�^c��;�MF��–�Ǔ��Jh��p1yo�^��F���psu�vH�L��������%= This quotation and many variations of it appeared in his public addresses in the 1930’s, and in the 50’s people began to line it out as poetry, which further boosted its popularity. It was part of a post-war confession made in German by the German Lutheran paster Martin Neimöller. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. b. Because I was not a Jew . <> Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the sports shop assistants And I did not speak out Because I was not a sports shop assistant. You probably know it well. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for the Jews . Else we are going to face a bleak world what Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany, depicts in the following poem – “Then They Came …”: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. “First They Came” is uniquely malleable: a 20th-century poem that reads as almost tailor-made for the remix culture of the 21st. There is staggering evidence to show that, “first-person literary accounts of events to which the author was an eye-witness” have a great influence on those who read them (Vice 7). In 1910 he became a cadet in the Imperial German Navy. Martin Niemöller’s lines, written just after the Holocaust, argued against apathy—and for the moral connectedness of all people" Martin Niemöller’s lines, written just after the Holocaust, argued against apathy—and for … %�쏢 wu�of���u��Y���x$ ,�T��{p-��/�������И�����`�9 ���08RÞ�NaφI��E5 ���ϗDqq�ɰ˔c��_`��.S_iD!��� �l{q v6C#8�%1xS{(�%I/�S�q|mNG"u�hb�O� Ls�MN��� ���&��c��Uo&��A2��:��(�1L0i* ��3�p�j�y���55�� 9��1Ửf�Ó�'�vY�U��}9�������Ã7�g��4dKm��Y�Z6y|��ňTM�N�~B�y��������!,�1���֍g�X�|�(Ƥ�P�e���Di�v�R�VY�����؃�y��&"3�����흷�/p:�xoT�аE�.��&�ZzI��� !�{�L\QԤ��[Hќm��7����{::2�.t��Z˄��i�{�>�.>Ď���1�"�sB�3��� �ڨ�!J����8S`ND��{7r���?�� First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. %PDF-1.5 Your rights are about being treated fairly and treating others fairly, and having the ability to make choices about your own life. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 14 0 R 20 0 R 21 0 R 29 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> 4 0 obj Adapted from a famous poem “First they came…” (author unknown) derived from Martin Niemöeller’s most noted speech given on January 6, 1946 before representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt. Then they came for the trade unionists . Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist. �w��_?�s�Lw����C_��(�:1`$C�zo�ŝ�H�6�w��I��I��(j"�V�o�"/}�>][���(���/O�Ӧ���=�n Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a German anti-Nazi activist and Lutheran pastor. a Communist; They came for the Socialists, and I. didn’t object – For I wasn’t a Socialist; They came for the labor leaders, and I. didn’t object – For I wasn’t a labor leader; They came for the Jews, and I didn’t. It had also ended the poem to no solution or ending. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. ��y�n���'ٸ��u�x��f���u�7���O��~ɮ�p:o�C�?����i��o���&�?��Qnw|��>�M����?�����P3�2���p��o���?~r����F� �O�q�������ab�8pH̒J9���:�Ϯ��ILGX|4��E��#l��D7xxa[JHŐ�6&��qq��!�6IY*@Q#�/les�z�|5_��`K�� r.fMo.�ut�j�Y0}6_޶K���:�J�ȏx!��?8����Ps�*�Ͱ��zʞT��A��4z�T�cݩJFS2�`,�Kt�����5�d�#�ӡ�7�ɞ�e3�Y��_eF� — Martin Niemöller . Here is his original poem: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Next, students will read, annotate, and analyze the poem "First They Came for the Jews". vQV�F�n���T��!��Uf��Pӥ�������dl�( ���m~�v��Z��|+�Q�LQ���Թ�[�7��"[ ĞQ��f�@�7���k)�=w�Ʒ]%��v���h���}Wf��(ܟu�S�q�5=�Ën��RX6�2�諵���5�&0��距ꕠ���g���"ƨ�F�'(ږS:�E�/r��t���=f���gQ_p{�Td᛻��7=-4��u�׵BPo+��뤞#p�Ws�����.o���J��w�3����V/��^Z8���=����9�ok5�ќ�W�_u�Z�����Y1�e �'��)�� There are questions that ask about author's purpose, symbolism, and comprehension. These basic human rights are universal – they belong to all Compare and contrast the genres and styles of Terrible Things and First They Came … 3 0 obj "First they came ..." is the poetic form of a post-war confessional prose by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. stream FIRST THEY CAME By Martin Niemöller First they came for the Communists And I … And I did not speak out . 6. Under the stipulations of the armistice of November 11, 1918, that ended hostilities in World War I, Niemöller and other commanders were ordered to t… “First They Came…” Poem Apathy Analysis “First they came …” is a famous statement and provocative poem attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. endobj This short piece, ‘First They Came’, is what is known as a prose-poem.Within it, the speaker alludes to the themes of guilt, persecution, and responsibility. The poem has grown into a snowclone online and has been used more frequently during the rise of President Donald Trump . Martin Niemöller was born in the Westphalian town of Lippstadt, Germany, on January 14, 1892. Then 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 out for me. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Jew. came for him, and “there was no one left to speak out for [him]” (15-16). The reason why I thought it was the climax because it was the biggest action that affect the narrator in a big way. Niemöller was originally a supporter of Hitler, but he eventually opposed the Nazis. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. 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