A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 14, 2021
“It didn’t start with the gas chambers. It started with one party controlling the media…”

"It didn’t start with (the) gas chambers...” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The memes usually show scenes from World War II.

“Remember, it didn’t start with gas chambers… https://facebook.com/silje.kjosbakken/posts/10153758631030700” was posted on Twitter by Eva DekleEva on February 7, 2016. “REMEMBER, IT DIDN’T START WITH GAS CHAMBERS. IT STARTED WITH POLITICIANS DIVIDING PEOPLE WITH ‘US VS THEM.’ IT STARTED WITH INTOLERANCE & HATE SPEECH AND WHEN PEOPLE STOPPED CARING, BECAME DESENSITIZED MINDLESSLY OBEDIENT AND TURNED A BLIND EYE” (shown on an image from The Free Thought Project) was posted on Twitter by Mohammed Ismail on February 8, 2016.

A different version was posted on Twitter by Mike the Italian Hawkeye on July 16, 2021:

“It didn’t start with the gas chambers
It started with one party controlling the media
One party controlling the message
One party controlling what is truth
One party censoring speech & silencing opposition
One party dividing citizens into ‘us’ & ‘them’
And people let it happen”



Twitter
Eva DekleEva
@Japreva
Remember, it didn’t start with gas chambers…
https://facebook.com/silje.kjosbakken/posts/10153758631030700
6:09 PM · Feb 7, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mohammed Ismail
@withmzi
Remember, it didn’t start with gas chambers…
(The following text is shown on an image or prisoners from World War II. The meme is credited to http://www.thefreethoughtproject.com. —ed.)
REMEMBER, IT DIDN’T START WITH GAS CHAMBERS
IT STARTED WITH POLITICIANS DIVIDING PEOPLE WITH “US VS THEM.” IT STARTED WITH INTOLERANCE & HATE SPEECH AND WHEN PEOPLE STOPPED CARING, BECAME DESENSITIZED MINDLESSLY OBEDIENT AND TURNED A BLIND EYE
10:26 PM · Feb 8, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Greece B+ Hub
@GreeceBHub
“Remember, it didn’t start with #gas_chambers.....”
(via the free thought project) http://fb.me/4w2wxuYoR
3:28 PM · Feb 10, 2016·Facebook

Twitter
Carolien Laffeber
@Lienotweet
“Remember; it didn’t start with gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing [ ... ] and turned a blind eye.”
(The following text is shown on an image, printed over a photo of a Nazi concentration camp. The meme is credited to Collective Revolution.-- ed.)
Remember, it didn’t start with the gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing people with “us vs them.” It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitized and turned a blind eye.
5:47 PM · Mar 15, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Fay Howard
@FayHoward67
Remember it didn’t start with the gas chambers....come on UK #StrongerIn #MoreInCommon
(The following text is shown on an image or prisoners from World War II. The meme is credited to http://www.thefreethoughtproject.com. —ed.)
REMEMBER,
IT DIDN’T START WITH GAS CHAMBERS
IT STARTED WITH POLITICIANS DIVIDING PEOPLE WITH “US VS THEM.” IT STARTED WITH INTOLERANCE & HATE SPEECH AND WHEN PEOPLE STOPPED CARING, BECAME DESENSITIZED MINDLESSLY OBEDIENT AND TURNED A BLIND EYE.
5:26 PM · Jun 21, 2016·Tweetbot for iΟS

Twitter
Jeff Rakestraw
@RakestrawJeff
Remember, it didn’t start with the gas chambers.
(The following text is shown on an image, printed over a photo of a Nazi concentration camp.—ed.)
Remember, it didn’t start with the gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing people with “us vs them.” It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitized and turned a blind eye.
8:00 PM · Jul 5, 2016·Buffer

Facebook
Women’s March Global
January 27, 2018 at 4:24 AM ·
Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us that we must always continue to stand against those who seek to divide people. We can never allow what happened to 6 million Jewish people to happen again. We must speak out against racism, bigotry, violence, and discrimination of any form.
— with Doris Jean Coburn and Jim Holbert.
(The following text is shown on an image, printed over a photo of a Nazi concentration camp.—ed.)
Remember, it didn’t start with the gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing people with “us vs them.” It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitized and turned a blind eye.

Facebook
Dana Nessel
January 27, 2019 at 12:33 PM ·
Never say it can’t happen here. Those who fail to remember the past are destined to repeat it. #HolocaustRemembranceDay #NeverForget
(The following text is shown on an image, printed over a photo of a Nazi concentration camp.—ed.)
Remember, it didn’t start with the gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing people with “us vs them.” It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitized and turned a blind eye.

Facebook
Mark Wisenbaker
March 24, 2021 at 3:04 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image, printed over a photo of a Nazi concentration camp.—ed.)
It didn’t start with the gas chambers. It started with one party controlling the media. One party controlling the message. One party controlling what is truth. One party censoring speech & silencing opposition. One party dividing citizens into “Us” and “Them” and calling on their supporters to harass “them”
It started when good people turned a blind eye and let it happen

Twitter
Mike the Italian Hawkeye
@fan_hawkeye
It didn’t start with the gas chambers
It started with one party controlling the media
One party controlling the message
One party controlling what is truth
One party censoring speech & silencing opposition
One party dividing citizens into *us* & *them*
And people let it happen
9:21 AM · Jul 16, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Kevin
@OKBuckSlayer
Replying to @TheDadExec@DailyCaller and @JacquiHeinrich
It didn’t start with the gas chambers
It started with one party controlling the media
One party controlling the message
One party controlling what is truth
One party censoring speech & silencing opposition
One party dividing citizens into *us* & *them*
And people let it happen
8:24 PM · Jul 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
I See Dead People Voting
@RedStateRunner
It didn’t start with the gas chambers
It started with one party controlling the media
One party controlling the message
One party controlling what is truth
One party censoring speech & silencing opposition
One party dividing citizens into *us* & *them*
And people let it happen
9:55 PM · Jul 16, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Del Bigtree
@delbigtree
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IT DIDN’T START WITH THE GAS CHAMBERS. IT STARTED WITH ONE PARTY CONTROLLING THE MEDIA. ONE PARTY CONTROLLING THE MESSAGE. ONE PARTY DECIDING WHAT IS TRUTH. ONE PARTY CENSORING SPEECH AND SILENCING OPPOSITION. ONE PARTY DIVIND CITIZENS INTO “US” AND “THEM” AND CALLING ON THEIR SUPPORTERS TO HARASS “THEM”
IT STARTED WHEN GOOD PEOPLE TURNED A BLIND EYE AND LET IT HAPPEN
12:42 PM · Sep 10, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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