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Reminiscences of George Handzo : oral history, 2003.

Creator: Handzo, George
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 42 pages sound recordings 2 audio discs (100 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lutheran minister/Director of Clinical Services and Institutional Relations, Healthcare Chaplaincy.

Scope and Contents

Family background: parents, siblings, political ideology, religious ideology; education: Choate Rosemary Hall, Princeton University, Yale Divinity School; career: voting registration with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, clinical pastoral residency in Brooklyn, nonviolent crowd control training/work with Quakers, pediatrics unit work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Lennox Hill, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital, at Healthcare Chaplaincy since 1978; Chaplaincy: pre-operation work with children, initial work in chaplaincy administration, clinical practice; September 11th: recollection of morning, involvement in immediate chaplaincy response and treatment, supplies, transportation; post-9/11 work: family assistance center, work with Emergency Medical Services, grief counseling, use of resources, access to services, lessons in disaster relief for clergy, increased quality of readiness; personal reflection: faith, miracles, theological speculation, role of religion in terrorism.


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