Debriefing the President
As soon as you land in Atlanta, you are escorted by jeep to sunny Warm Springs, Georgia. You approach a curious white building, which looks like it belongs in D.C., but it is smaller.
An Army officer whisks you inside, "The President is waiting for you."
At the end of the table sits Franklin Roosevelt (FDR), President of the United States of America.
"Good afternoon, he says. I understand you have a report for me that will be of much interest. I've heard the rumors. I trust you bring me proof?"
Several of the characters in the story were real people with real roles to play in World War II. Later these people became famous. War impacts everyone who participates. These three people had strikingly different experiences during and after the war: a spy who became a novelist, an actor who became a priest, and an Auschwitz survivor who became a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Cast of characters:
In Germany they came first for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me--and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Written by Martin Niemöller(1892-1984)