SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
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