Clarissa Kirschenbaum and Gabriel Gonzalez

Recorded September 8, 2011 Archived September 8, 2011 38:59 minutes
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Clarissa 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 Location

StoryCorps Lower Manhattan Booth

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