Epilogue: Ground Zero—From the Holocaust Tower to the Twin Towers

Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts book series (HOLC)


On 11 September 2001, watching the news of the terrorist attack against the World Trade Center, dumbfounded like so many millions of viewers, I was struck by the apocalyptic spectacle, which reminded me of Emil Cioran’s invocation of ‘smoke and dust as after a great cataclysm’.1 On what became universally known henceforth as ‘9/11’, New York City, ‘enveloped in the smoke, dust, and debris …, experienced the real trauma of a real skyscraper catastrophe’.2


World Trade Terrorist Attack Creative Destruction Jewish History Ground Zero 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din PloieştiPloieştiRomania

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