Two weeks before the end of WW2, the Nazis murdered Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a long-jailed Lutheran clergyman, internationally famous as a humanitarian. This is something he wrote about his silence during the long, intensifying vice-grip of Hitler and his henchmen:
"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."