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Five years after attack, Boston Marathon digital archivists find healing in storytelling
Five years on, revisiting the digital archive created after the Boston Marathon bombing is still part of the healing process for those who curated it.
“It feels like you’re touching a wound,” said Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, one of the archive’s primary investigators. “It’s painful. While there are a lot of wonderful stories that came out of that event—stories of people helping each other, of first responders saving lives—you can still feel that visceral experience of shock, pain, grieving, and loss that people encountered.”