SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt
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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold





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