Film, Video Susan Hirsch Discusses Her Book on Terrorism and Grief
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- Susan Hirsch Discusses Her Book on Terrorism and Grief
- Anthropologist Susan F. Hirsch discussed her book, "In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief and a Victim's Quest for Justice," in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center. On Aug. 7, 1998, bombs exploded at U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hirsch, who was running an errand inside the embassy at Dar es Salaam, survived the blast. Her husband, Abdurahman Abdulla, who was waiting for her outside, did not. The two blasts killed more than 200 and injured 5,000. Hirsch worked through devastating grief with the help of friends and families on two continents and by observing the mourning rituals of her husband's community in Kenya. After the alleged bombers were captured and sent to New York to stand trial, Hirsch also witnessed firsthand the attempts of America's criminal justice system to handle terrorism through the law. In her book, Hirsch tells her story on many levels: personal, anthropological, legal and political.
- Library of Congress
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-11-29.
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Government, Law
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Susan Hirsch.
- - Recorded on 2006-11-29.
- - Kids, Families.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Susan Hirsch Discusses Her Book on Terrorism and Grief. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-29, 2006. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687817/.
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Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2006) Susan Hirsch Discusses Her Book on Terrorism and Grief. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-29. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687817/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Susan Hirsch Discusses Her Book on Terrorism and Grief. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -11-29, 2006. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687817/>.