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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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
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This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, who perished on September 11, 200...
A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....