Holocaust Museum Houston Lecture: "An Unbroken Bond" with Edie Lutnick
On Sept. 11, 2001, 658 men and women at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald found themselves trapped together in One World Trade Center, and none would make it out alive. Among them was Edie Lutnick's brother, Gary, whom she had raised when their parents died at an early age. This is the story of the victims, the families and how they came together bonded by a tragic fate, but the story doesn't end there.
In the aftermath of the attacks, Lutnick answered the call from her other brother Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick to create a fund for the firm's families who had lost loved ones. Over the past decade, the siblings have found themselves in a fight not to just give aid and comfort to the larger Cantor family, but also to honor the memory of countless victims. What they weren't expecting was to find a barrage of issues in their way from political jockeying to class biases.
Lutnick's lecture is presented in conjunction with Holocaust Museum Houston's newest exhibit, Ground Zero 360: Never Forget, on view through Jan. 11, 2015.