Ngô Đình Lệ Thủy

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Ngô Đình Lệ Thủy (1945 – 1967) was the daughter of South Vietnam’s First lady Madame Nhu and Ngô Đình Nhu, the head of the Personalist Labor Revolutionary Party.


On November 2, 1963, at the time of the assassinations of her father and her Uncle Ngo Dinh Diem she was with her mother in Beverly Hills, California, since October, and preparing for a trip to Italy. The new government of South Vietnam refused to issue her a visa to return and she resettled in Europe with her mother.

Lệ Thủy was attending law school in Paris, when on April 12, 1967,[1] at the age of 22, she was killed in an automobile accident in Longjumeau, France.[2] Just over 45 years later, her younger (and only) sister Ngô Đình Lệ Quyên was killed in an April 16, 2012 automobile accident in Rome, Italy.


  1. ^ "Daughter of Mrs. Nhu Dies in Auto Accident". The New York Times. Associated Press. 14 April 1967. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Milestones: Apr. 21, 1967". Time. 21 April 1967. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 29 August 2018.

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