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1917-1921 The Red Scare and the Palmer Raids

Although the Red Scare is mentioned by historians as having started in 1918, anarchists were prosecuted earlier, as may be seen in the bibliography below.

" When the Nazis arrested the Communists, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Communist. When they locked up the Social Democrats, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Social Democrat. When they arrested the trade unionists,=20 I said nothing; after all, I was not a trade unionist. When they arrested the Jews, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Jew. When they arrested me, there was no longer anyone who could protest".

Martin Niemüller (1892-1984) German Lutheran Pastor and Social Activist.

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