Who is Alice Herz, and why have we forgotten Her?
Alice Herz, was an 82 year old survivor of Nazi terror, and devout pacifist, who immolated (Burned) herself on a Detroit street corner on March 16, 1965 protesting the vietnam war, and died ten days later..
When She was asked by rescue workers why, she answered ““I did it to protest the arms race all over the world. I wanted to burn myself like the monks in Vietnam did.”
While I think that Alice was a very brave and very commited woman, I can’t see her protest working today, not saying it was that effective then either, but people noticed, at least in 1965.
My question is why is there so little said about Alice, and why have we forgotten her? Why do we remember the monks and forget Alice?