Martin Niemöller

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Martin Niemöller
Martin Niemöller (1952).jpg
Niemöller at The Hague's Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk in May 1952.
BornFriedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller
14 Januar 1892
Lippstadt, German Empire
Died6 Mairch 1984(1984-03-06) (aged 92)
Wiesbaden, Wast Germany
KirkEvangelical Kirk o the auld-Proushie Union
Confessional Kirk
Protestant Kirk in Hesse an Nassau
Evangelical Kirk in Germany
WritinsFirst thay came ...
Congregations served
St. Anne's in Dahlem, Germany
Offices held
President, Evangelical Kirk in Hesse an Nassau (1945–1961)
Preses, Warld Cooncil o Kirks (1961–1968)
TeetleOrdained pastor

Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller (German: [ˈniːmœlɐ]; 14 Januar 1892 – 6 Mairch 1984) wis a German anti-Nazi theologian[1] an Lutheran pastor. He is best kent for his statement, "First thay came for the Socialists, an I didna speak oot acause I wisna a Socialist ...... an thare wis na ane left tae speak for me."

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  1. "Niemöller, (Friedrich Gustav Emil) Martin" The New Encyclopædia Britannica (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1993), 8:698.