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“Bearing Witness”: Reflection, Community, and Building Support for Memorial Museum Workers

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Spend an afternoon at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a lynching memorial, or a Holocaust museum, and you might emerge exhausted, the heaviness of your visit weighing on your consciousness. Staff at memorial museums that teach about mass trauma experience similar effects, but they are also tasked with protecting the history, memory, and stories that are related to that traumatic past. Read More