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Reminiscences of Aimee Gilbert Loinaz : oral history, 2002.

Creator: Gilbert Loinaz, Aimee
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 76 p. sound recordings: 2 sound cassettes (143 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

AmeriCares Program Director.

Scope and Contents

Education: Harvard University M.Ed. in Education; interest in humanitarian international work, concentration on educational system in developing countries; career: Human Rights Commission of the United Nations internship, U.S. Department of Labor internship, work in youth vocational training program development; AmeriCares, current job manager of international programs, field experience in Central Asia and North Korea; AmeriCares: nongovernmental organization, history, description of founders, mission of organization, discussion of donation procedure; 9/11: on Hutchinson Parkway, radio news of World Trade Center [WTC], reach AmeriCares office in Connecticut, communication with sister, sister's view of WTC from Hudson River apartment, personal emotions of sadness/ confusion, AmeriCares staff present in New York, communication with international colleagues, influx of money donations, creation of Twin Towers Fund; 9/12: return to New York, concern for apartment in Greenwich Village, scene of fallen WTC, smoke, darkness, paper, debris, presence of National Guard, police/firefighters; volunteer work, description of various corporations' donations; October 2001: air quality, scenes at ground zero, relationship among relief workers; conclusion: New Yorkers' reactions, death toll.


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