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Lesson from history must be remembered

First the EU ignored the Croats, Muslims and Serbs and I did not speak out

Because I was not a Croat, a Muslim, or a Serb.

Then they ignored the refugees and I did not speak out

Because I was not a refugee.

Then they ignored the Catalans and I did not speak out

Because I was not a Catalan.

Then they ignored me - and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemoller's words about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent purges should not be forgotten.

GEMMA RODA

Barcelona

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