Daily Question – 30

The entity in the second visual was intentionally ‘not named’ for the entity in the first. Name both and connect.

The Hoa Lo Prison (Visual 1), later known to American prisoners of war as the ‘Hanoi Hilton’, was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. There is now a Hilton Hotel in Hanoi, called the ‘Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel’ (Visual 2), which opened in 1999. It was built decades after the Vietnam War was over, but Hilton carefully avoided reusing the dreaded name ‘Hanoi Hilton’. 

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7 responses to “Daily Question – 30

  1. The Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi where American POW’s were housed was infamously referred to by them as the Hanoi Hilton. When the Hilton hotel came up in Hanoi,they,based on a suggestion by that all-knowing wunderkid- Thomas Masun, decided to name it a more musical Hanoi Opera Hilton. Thats how Thomas won that wonderful cycle you see him on in his facebook profile. The Vietnamese love cycles and the hilton management thought there would be no better to reward him than give him that cycle.

  2. (A) is a North Vietnam prison during the Vietnam War nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton”. (B) is the the actual Hilton hotel in Hanoi called the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel thus avoiding the connotations associated with the name (A)

  3. Dear Uncle:

    The first visual is the Hanoi Hilton, the infamous POW camp operated by the Viet Cong. The second visual is the present Hilton hotel in Hanoi, which was named the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel.

    Kind regards,
    Thomas Masun

  4. Thejaswi Udupa

    Hanoi Hilton, the prison.
    Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, the hotel.

    The latter was intentionally named in a way that it wouldn’t remind people of the former.

  5. Vietnam War Prison
    Hilton Hanoi-Opera

    to dissociate the hotel fromVietnam War prison, which became famously known as the “Hanoi Hilton” by its American inmates, due to the brutal treatment they received while captives.

  6. Visual 1 Vietnam war prison
    Visual 2-Hilton opera at Hanoi

    prison was called as Hanoi Hilton by the Americans. therefore they names this hilton opera

  7. The vietnam prison was called hanoi hilton, so when hilton decided to build a hotel in hanoi, they called it hanoi hilton opera