Jan Maciejewski Wallet

Jan Maciejewski Wallet

Description: This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World, located in the 107th floor of the North Tower.
Context: Jan hadn’t been scheduled to work the morning shift on September 11, 2001, but had agreed to fill in for a friend. According to newspaper reports, 99 percent of the people below the points of impact survived. Yet for those above the impact zones or trapped in elevators, there was no escape. Jan’s wallet was found in the debris; it contained $32 in burnt bills, 12 business cards, an address book and card holder.
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United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
overall: 9 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm; 3 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 3/16 in
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Gift of Mary Maciejewski
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
September 11th Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
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National Museum of American History
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