Faces of the First Helpers: Portraits by Holger Keifel
Eighteen years ago, before learning his name or that his pictures were from a larger family of faces, I saw two photographs by Holger Keifel clipped to a hanging line inside a SoHo storefront.
Last month, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum launched a digital conversation series that advances our mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire during our temporary closure. The second program in this series will be “Rescue and Recovery,” with Dr. Kerry Kelly, former chief medical officer for the FDNY (1994–2018), on Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. (ET).
During this program, which will be hosted ahead of our annual commemoration of the end of the nine-month rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero on May 30, Dr. Kelly will discuss the FDNY’s response to the health concerns of first responders following the 9/11 attacks and the strides made in treatment of 9/11-related illnesses.
This program will be live streamed on 911memorial.org/watch. Following the discussion between Dr. Kelly and Clifford Chanin, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for Museum Programs, those watching will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A.
Each program in this digital conversation series will deepen our collective understanding of 9/11's continuing impact on the world today. Visit our past program archive to explore other moderated conversations and performances held at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff