Clarissa Kirschenbaum and Gabriel Gonzalez
Recorded September 8, 2011 Archived September 8, 2011 38:59 minutes
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DescriptionClarissa Kirschenbaum (62) remembers her brother, Victor Wald, who died in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, with her significant other, Gabriel Gonzalez (58).
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Clarissa describes Victor’s childhood.
Clarissa describes Victor’s education at City College and Columbia University.
Clarissa describes Victor’s marriage to Rebecca. He had two daughters. They are now estranged from Clarissa.
Clarissa believes that Gabriel was selected for her by Victor.
Clarissa describes the difficulty of believing in her brother’s death.
Clarissa remembers the day of September 11, 2001.
Clarissa explains the symptoms of her trauma, and the devastation her parents experienced. This, she believes, led to their deaths shortly after.
- Clarissa Kirschenbaum
- Gabriel Gonzalez
Recording LocationStoryCorps Lower Manhattan Booth
Venue / Recording Kit
- anecdotes (humorous but true stories)
- City College (NY)
- Columbia University
- family members in history
- family naming and nicknames
- historical events/people
- Holocaust Survivors
- kidney infection
- memories of growing up
- New York city
- personal experiences
- psychic reading
- religious beliefs and practices
- Rheumatic Fever
- school day memories
- September 11
- shiva (Jewish mourning ritual)
- World Trade Center attacks (September 11