N.Y.C. World Trade Center
September 11, 2001


Among the many fatalities were two people specifically identified as being from Istrian families, one of whom was also of Istro-Romanian ancestry:

  • Martin Lizzul, 31, New York, NY, USA
    Account Executive, Krestrel Technologies
    Confirmed dead, World Trade Center, at/in building
    Parents: Julia and Victor Lizzul of Dix Hills, NY
  • Ronald Tartaro, 39, Bridgewater, NJ
    Executive Vice President, Fred Alger Management
    Confirmed dead, World Trade Center, at/in building
    Mother, Teresa Musich, born in island of Cres (Cherso); father Vjeho Tartaro, born in Dalmatia

Othe possible Istrians or Croatians:

  • Anthony Jovic (b. 1962). firefighter of Engine Co. 279 for 12 years in Red Hook, Brooklyn. A son of Croatian (or Istrian?) longshoreman who grew up in Hell’s Kitchen. Jovic met his wife Cynthia when he was working at a butcher shop on Ninth Avenue and she, also a Croatian immigrant and longshoreman's daughter, was working at a deli nearby. Anthony’s burned and mangled shield turned up in the south tower, but no remains have been identified. See: http://www.legacy.com/Sept11.asp?Page=Story&PersonId=144190]
  • Dominick N. Mircovich - See: http://www.legacy.com/Sept11.asp?Page=Story&PersonId=99727]
  • Dominick Pezzulo (a known variation of Pezzulich) - See: http://www.legacy.com/Sept11.asp?Page=Story&PersonID=93187

Eye-witness accounts:

Photographic essays by the news media:

Photographic essays by Istrians and Dalmatians:

Poetry by Istrians:

Remember the victims - http://www.legacy.com/Sept11.asp


  • Top photo - International Space Station Imagery (11 September 2001) --- One of a series of pictures taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) by one of the Expedition Three crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at various times during the day of September 11, 2001. The image shows a smoke plume rising from the Manhattan area. The orbital outpost was flying at an altitude of approximately 250 miles. The image was recorded with a digital still camera. From:  http://www.globalsecurity.org/eye/html/wtc_010911_iss003e5389.htm
  • CNN.com, Specials - http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/gallery.html
  • Danielle Desposito - The NYC World Trade Center, 1999 - http://www.noyon.com/desposito/newy.html
  • David Arthur-Simons
  • Hrvoje Latkovic
  • Daniela Massa (including two photos on this page)
  • Franko Pavicevac
  • Space Imaging - http://www.spaceimaging.com/newsroom/attack_gallery.htm
  • Time Magazine, Shattered, a photo essay - http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/shattered/
  • MSNBC - Attack on America and Timeline
  • Air Safety Week - Timeline

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