Alice Herz


Alice Herz born Hamburg, Germany May 25, 1882 (d. 1965). Librarian; peace activist; Jewish refugee denied citizenship because of refusal to defend country by arms; died at age 82 of burns after self-immolation to protest Vietnam War, Detroit.


"I choose the illuminating death of a Buddhist to protest against a great country trying to wipe out a small country with no reason." (photo