|Martin Niemoller never said "First they came for the Socialists..."|
According to one interviewer, Niemoller (1892–1984) himself conceded that he did not use the term "socialist." No one can cite an original source for Neimoller using the term "socialist" in the popular misrepresentation of the poem.
(Dr. Rex Curry is also famous for his article "Hitler never said 'Third Reich.' ")