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Reminiscences of Haron Amin : oral history, 2002.

Creator: Amin, Haron, 1969-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 67 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (78, 60 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Afghan Ambassador to Japan.

Scope and Contents

Background: born Kabul, Afghanistan; memories of Soviet occupation of Afghanistan; escape to Germany 1980, immigration to United States 1982; work for Afghan resistance office in Washington, D.C. 1987; trip to Pakistan to support Afghan resistance movement, experiences as a soldier in Ahmad Shah Massoud's army; diplomatic work at United Nations in Washington, D.C; reflections on religion and government, discussion of Taliban regime; reaction to Massoud's assassination on September 9th, 2001; 9/11: witnessing second plane impact from Queensboro Bridge, immediate understanding of motivation behind attack; post-9/11: discrimination against Afghanis, economic difficulties.

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