Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu
Trần Lệ Xuân popularly known as Madame Nhu, was considered the first lady
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 of South Vietnam
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 from 1955 to 1963. She was the wife of Ngo Dinh Nhu
Ngo Dinh Nhu
Ngô Ðình Nhu was the younger brother and chief political advisor of South Vietnam's first president, Ngô Ðình Diệm. Nhu was widely regarded as the architect of the Ngô family's nepotistic and autocratic rule over South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963...

 who was the brother and chief adviser to President
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 Ngo Dinh Diem
Ngo Dinh Diem
Ngô Đình Diệm was the first president of South Vietnam . In the wake of the French withdrawal from Indochina as a result of the 1954 Geneva Accords, Diệm led the effort to create the Republic of Vietnam. Accruing considerable U.S. support due to his staunch anti-Communism, he achieved victory in a...

. As Diem was a lifelong bachelor, and because she and her family lived in the president's palace, she was considered to be the first lady.
Trần Lệ Xuân was born into a wealthy aristocratic
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 family in Hanoi
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, French Indochina
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, then part of the French colonial empire
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If one has no courage to denounce, if one bows to madness and stupidity, how can one ever hope to cope with the other wrongs of humanity exploited in the same fashion by Communists?

I may shock some by saying 'I would beat such provocateurs ten times more if they wore monks robes,' and 'I would clap hands at seeing another monk barbeque show, for one can not be responsible for the madness of others.

Whoever has the Americans as allies does not need any enemies

November 2nd, 1963.

Let them burn and we shall clap our hands.

Referring to the immolation of Buddhist monks including Thích Quảng Đức|Thích Quảng Đức, 1963.

I believe all the devils in hell are against us but we will triumph eventually because we have the Devil on our side.

Any crime committed against the Ngo family cannot be hidden under the label of suicide. I affirm that suicide has always been considered incompatible with our religion.

Referring that President Ngo Dinh Diem and her husband Ngo Dinh Nhu committed suicide.

Now you know what it feels like.

Madame Nhu to Jacquline Kennedy, President Kennedy's wife after his assassination.