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My Forgotten Self, reminds children of their inherent knowing of who they are and the life purpose they have been born to fulfill. Read this book to your children and watch how their soul-memory awakens—inviting you to welcome and nourish it. Motorists and bystanders realized with horror that someone stood consumed by flames. They tore off their jackets and covered Herz in an attempt to beat out the fire, but their efforts only temporarily spared her life. After ten days in hospital, she succumbed to her injuries. An ambulance crew discovered Herz's suicide note shortly after the incident.
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Diego Gambetta Oxford, U. Before it is too late. Herz's unprecedented act provoked little response from the general public.
Only two publications provide significant details about her life; Phoenix , a collection of personal correspondence and writings compiled by her friend, Professor Shingo Shibata; and an informative appraisal of her death written by journalist Hayes B. Jacobs for the July—August issue of Fact Magazine. Gruner, ; Jacobs, 11— Karin M. The act entered the global repertoire of protest following the astonishing death of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc in Saigon in November Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sallie B. King notes that reactions are not based on religious interpretation alone. In fact, Paul Hendrickson argues that its occurrence outside of Asia actually helped to increase interest in Morrison's act. This article draws on archival materials, private correspondence, newspaper reports, and oral histories to interrogate Herz's curious historical status.
However, the domestic reception to Herz's protest was, at best, subdued. Journalists devalued her agency on account of her gender, discounting her political motivations. Women Strike for Peace WSP , one of Herz's affiliated organizations, struggled to comprehend and accept the ferocity of the act. Although the protest augmented WSP's subsequent activities, its diversity and public image prevented the group from fully embracing Herz.
This article explains that Morrison's personal background, as well as the location and timing of his protest, helped him secure the contemporary and historical recognition that Herz strived for. It finds that Herz could not acquire enough contemporary interest to secure her historical legacy. Alice Herz campaigned tirelessly for peace throughout her life. In , Herz immigrated to the United States as a refugee with help from friends in the peace movement, settling in Detroit with her daughter, Helga.
Testimony from Herz's friends and family speaks to her energy, optimism, and determination. An internationalist, Herz maintained close affiliations with various global peace groups including the World Peace Council. She was admired and respected by activists around the world and frequently corresponded with Bertrand Russell and Japanese pacifist Professor Shingo Shibata. But she became increasingly distressed by the scale of violence within and outside the USA.
The following Sunday state troopers and local police forces in Selma, Alabama brutally beat unarmed civil rights marchers. Both events horrified Herz. Everything seemed to be closing in. Jewish by heritage, Herz developed an interest in Quaker teachings and regularly attended the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit.
Herz concisely expressed these feelings in her suicide note. Herz's decision to convey solidarity with Vietnamese monks resonated in exactly the way she hoped. The North Vietnamese public in particular recognized its cultural significance. Poets composed songs and recitations cherishing her lifelong commitment to pacifism.
Children learned of Herz in school. Reverence extended throughout Asia. Herz to strengthen the movement in Japan in opposition to the war in Viet Nam. Religious and cultural appreciation certainly affected Herz's reception, but further factors motivated the glowing testimonials of international respondents.
Proximity to the conflict in Vietnam also intensified the sense of gratitude. Significantly, Herz's affiliation with international associations and her enduring support for Asian peace initiatives meant activists across the region knew of her personally. They reciprocated her identification as a global citizen and grieved for the loss of a friend. Cold War political expediency also affected responses to Herz's protest.
A number of the Japanese groups who offered public testimonials used Herz's death to campaign against the USA generally. Aside from Shibata's attempts to have Herz's protest acknowledged, awareness for her exploits spread around the country in the Akahata Japanese Communist Daily , which encouraged commemorative services and public condolences throughout the Cold War. Opportunism certainly influenced the response of the North Vietnamese government.
Did It Make a Difference? Even in South Vietnam, where the population's cultural beliefs reflected those of the North, there was little acknowledgment of Herz's death. Cold War politics superseded cultural recognition. It made concerted efforts to preserve the memory of Herz's actions throughout the Cold War and held a commemorative ceremony in March The following day's front pages covered ongoing plans for civil rights marches in Alabama, alongside a spaceflight by Russian cosmonauts. Brief summaries of Herz's actions appeared on the inside pages.
Detroit Free Press , Herz's local paper, provided brief details of her protest on the front page of its March 17 edition, but relegated reports of her death eleven days later to the bottom of page three. What was, at the time, an unprecedented protest warranted no editorials or opinion pieces. No discussion of American military policy took place. Herz's colleagues bemoaned the meager reaction.
The explanation for this poor reception rests on contemporary expectations of women's political activism. Meanwhile, she threatened acceptable standards of women's behavior. Laura Sjoberg and Caron E. Caron E. Seemingly unable to fit an appropriately maternal narrative around her shocking protest, journalists devalued Herz's stance by questioning her mental health.
Coverage in the Detroit Free Press consistently depicted Herz as irrational. In this sense, the press emphasized Herz as emotionally charged and irrational. Herz's friends and family felt compelled to refute such claims, even when unprompted. Or as a kind of solace for depression. Given the influence of mass media in the framing of protest activities, she stood little chance of changing the narrative. Herz's internationalism and radical politics also marginalized her actions—both contemporaneously and historically.
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Frazier's illuminating work on women's antiwar diplomacy highlights the public and political disdain for women's transnational exchanges during the Vietnam War. WSP certainly faced condemnation for its meetings with Russian peace activists earlier in the decade. Meanwhile, Francisca de Haan argues that the perpetuation of Cold War paradigms diminished transnational activists in historical assessments.
Communist connections saw organizations like the Women's International Democratic Federation and the Congress of American Women devalued historically because they were devalued contemporaneously.
As news of her protest broke, Herz's fellow WSP members responded with an outpouring of support. Herz was a committed and admired member of Detroit WFP. Following her death, the branch organized a large remembrance service at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, of which Herz was a member. Senators Wayne Morse and Ernest O. WSP's initially sympathetic stance soon became complicated by the group's ambiguous attitude toward civil disobedience and radical politics.
Leaders saw WSP as a vehicle for those who wished to protest but had never felt comfortable to do so publicly.