We preferred to keep quiet. We are most certainly not without guilt; and I ask myself over and over again what would have happened if 14,000 evangelical ministers all over Germany had defended the truth with their very lives in the year 1933 or 1934, when there must have been a possibility? I can imagine that we should have saved 30 to 40 million lives, for this is the price that we now have to pay.
- Martin Niemoeller
Lutheran pastor who resisted Adolf Hitler