My Lai 30th anniversary (2 posts)
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 11:31:40 -0500

From: Jesse Lemisch <LEMJJ@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>

March 16 will be the thirtieth anniversary of the My Lai massacre.

One of the effects of a visit I made to Germany last year was to persuade
me that, by and large, Germans -- especially younger ones -- have done a better
job than have Americans in coming to terms with atrocities done by the two

So I wonder: has anyone heard of or planned any kind of commemoration? A
day of repentance, perhaps? Is the political atmosphere so bad that such action
would be PC-baited? What should be done?

People should be aware of a paperback just published: James S. Olsen and
Randy Roberts, eds., My Lai: A Brief History with Documents, Bedford Books
1998: Jesse Lemisch

From: Jesse Lemisch <LEMJJ@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>

following up my earlier message on this topic:

What do those who are teachers think of the idea of devoting at least some
class time to My Lai during the period March 15-17?

Jesse Lemisch