Martin Niemoller said of failing to oppose the Nazi regime: “First they came for the Jews. I was silent. I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists. I was silent. I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists. I was silent. I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me. There was no one left to speak for me.”
The problem in Germany was that there was no one left in the country but Jews, Nazis, Communists, Trade Unionists and Martin Niemoller.