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週記篇章--追殺共產主義者
by 鄭靜芸 2017-04-21 09:06:28, Reply(0), Views(122)

沉默的代價

德國新教牧師馬丁尼莫拉Martin Niemöller (1892-1984)是二次大戰前德國的宗教領袖,因反對希特勒的猶太政策和對德國教會的控制,被希特勒親自下令送進集中營,險被處死。二次世界大戰以後,為了讓世人記住納粹屠殺猶太人這一血腥恥辱,波士頓樹起了一塊紀念碑,碑上銘刻著尼莫拉的懺悔文:

 

起初,他們追殺共產主義者, 我沒有說話──因為我不是共產主義者;

接著,他們追殺猶太人, 我沒有說話──因為我不是猶太人;

後來,他們追殺工會成員,我沒有說話── 因為我不是工會成員;

此後,他們追殺天主教徒, 我沒有說話──因為我是新教教徒;

最後,他們奔我而來, 卻再也沒有人站起來為我說話了。

 

They came first 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.

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