Germany: Gunther Weisenborn, DE R LAUTLOSE AUFSTAND
Niemoeller was a pacifist who spoke out against nuclear weapons. He is best known for his powerful statement about the failure of Germans to speak out against the Nazis: “First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.” He died in Wiesbaden in1984.
Source: Wistrich, Robert S. Who's Who in Nazi Germany. NY: Routledge Press, 1995.
We have discussed the Solf-Kreis, and the research on it by WAISer Eugen Solf. He has kingly sent me a little.known book on the "silent resistance" to Hitler. Titled Der Lautlose Aufstand (1962) and edited by Gunther Weisenborn, it gives abundant documentation on these groups from 1933 to 1945. Information about the Solf-Kreis can be found on pp. 97 ff . There is a long bibliography and a long index of names, so that it is most useful as a reference work. Even official documents are chilling, such as that about a Dutch pianist condemned it death. Above all, there is a foreword by Martin Niemoller.