Vietnamese Student and Pacifist Nhat Chi Mai

About the Vietnamese student and pacifist Nhat Chi Mai, history and biography of the pacifist.


NHAT CHI MAI (?--1967)

Her Person: Young Vietnamese student at the Buddhist Van-Hanh University and worker for the School of Youth for Social Services. Opposed the war in Vietnam. Immolated herself in the courtyard of Tu Nghiem Pagoda in Saigon, South Vietnam, leaving behind poems and letters signed "the one who burns herself for peace."

Her Belief: "I offer my body as a torch / to dissipate the dark / to waken love among men / to give peace to Vietnam."

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