SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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