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Reminiscences of Donna Jensen : oral history, 2001.

Creator: Jensen, Donna
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 81 p. sound recordings: 3 sound cassettes (174 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Computer scientist.

Scope and Contents

Born and raised in upstate New York; career: computer software, senior technologist at Viant Group; 9/11: working in North Tower as technologist for Viant Group, late to work, watching towers from outside home in Battery Park City, sound of plane hitting South Tower, taking pictures, range of crowd responses to attack, collapse of towers, witnessing acts of heroism, engulfed in cloud of debris, fireboat rescue; sensory distortion; post-9/11: damage to buildings in Lower Manhattan; damage to apartment; effects of displacement from home; disorientation, inability to focus, alienation from those not present on 9/11, guilt; Red Cross recovery work; scenes of beauty in tragedy, discovery of humanism, attempts to manage memories; discussion of miracles.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2007. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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