Re: [sixties-l] Self-immolation & Vietnam memorials

From: William Mandel (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 22:22:27 CUT

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    If I remember correctly, the first self-immolation was by an
    elderly German-Jewish refugee from Hitler in the United States. I
    kept her picture clipped from a newspaper pasted to my study wall
    until we moved to a retirement home last year. I'm sure someone
    can trace her name.
                                            William Mandel

    radman wrote:
    > radman says:
    > If anybody should get a memorial for anything for the Vietnam War, I
    > believe it should be to honor those who laid down their lives (on both
    > sides) via self-immolation. These are truly "sacrifices that should be
    > honored", above and beyond any other group, in my opinion. Anyone have
    > statistics on numbers? There were quite a few. Any recommended resources?

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