The Triangle Fire: A Somber Centennial

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Remembering the Victims: The gravesite of a young woman who died in the Triangle fire. She is buried at Mount Richmond Cemetery on Staten Island.
Jon Kalish
Remembering the Victims: The gravesite of a young woman who died in the Triangle fire. She is buried at Mount Richmond Cemetery on Staten Island.

By Jon Kalish

Published March 25, 2011.
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Scores of events have been scheduled to mark the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The workplace disaster took place March 25, 1911, and killed 146 people — most of them young Jewish and Italian immigrant women. The Forward speaks with the filmmakers behind an HBO documentary on the fire, the composer of a new oratorio about the tragedy, and descendants of those who died in the blaze, among others commemorating the somber anniversary.

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