24.00 in HIGH x 12.00 in WIDE
(60.96 cm HIGH x 30.48 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom edge has: "Poster # P456CW (c) 1997 by SCW. Design: Karen Kerney, Background artwork adapted from painting by Nicholas M. Welych. Notecard and postcard avialble. Syracuse Cultural Workers, Box 6367, Syracuse, NY 13217 USA / (315) 474-1132; Fax (315) 475-1277. SCW products are femenist, lesbian/gay allied, racially inclusive and honor elders and children. Catalog $1. / REAL recycled paper with postconsumer content." with a recylcled symbol and a smal union label.

Background of the poster is printed with a blue hued reproduction of a painting of a house with trees at left and a small garden or farm plot in the foreground. The poster is printed with text in white: "First 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 for me. Pastor Martin Niem?ller / Though an Early supporter of the Nazis, German Protestant minister Martin Niem?ller (1892-1984) eventually led the church's opposition to Hitler. / He was interested in Nazi concentration camps from 1937-1945. In the 1950's and 60's Niem?ller was West Germany's foremost pacifist / and foe of nuclear armaments. / Prior to and during World War II, Hitler's genocidal Nazi party used variations on the triangle to identify citizens and / concentration camp prisoners according to religion, ideology, sexual preference and numerous other categories. / Some of the symbols were: / Yellow on Yellow (Star of David ): Jews / Pink Triangle: Homosexuals / Brown: Gypsies / Purple: Jehovah's Witnesses". Here there is a small yellow Star of David and an inverted pink triangle the text continues: Red: German Political Prisoners - Communists, Socialists / Black: Vagrants and Lesbians / Green: Habitual Criminals / Blue: Emigrants". The bottom of the poster has a band of light blue with text in blue relating to the painting reproduced on the poster and the artist who painted it.
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