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        The Lengths to Which Some Will Go: The Self-Immolation of Thích Quảng Đức in 1963 | Media Gallery

        Learn about the ways that the self-immolation of the Buddhist Monk, Thích Quảng Đức, in South Vietnam impacted a American man and a South Vietnamese woman, in Lesson One of Vietnam War Oral History Lesson Plans.

        Timothy Kendall was thirteen years old and living with his parents in Richmond, Virginia with little awareness of politics or the debate about the Vietnam War when he saw the media reports about this act of self-immolation and became aware that there was more than one way to view Vietnam. Ut Ha lived in Dalat, Vietnam and was nine years old at the time of this incident and saw it as ploy to harm the president of South Vietnam. Learn about this iconic act and its impact on the lives of Americans and the South Vietnamese.

        Immolation | Ut Ha Video

        Ut Ha, who grew up in Dalat, Vietnam, describes her experience as a young girl during the turbulent year of 1963 when the Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức set himself on fire in protest of his government's actions. This video is part of Lesson One of the Vietnam War Oral Histories Lesson Plans.

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        Immolation | Timothy Kendall Video

        Learn about the experience of an American who had his awareness of the Vietnam conflict raised by the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk in Saigon. This video is part of Lesson One of the Vietnam War Oral Histories Lesson Plans.

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