Richard Greenwald

Funeral March: On April 5,1911, Jewish groups led a procession for seven unidentified victims.

After the Fire, Jewish Struggles Became America’s, Too

Amid the hundreds of commemorations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that are taking place this month in New York City alone, there is something worth pondering before it gets lost: The Triangle fire turned what was considered “a Jewish problem” into a national symbol of reform, and helped move Jews from the margins of society into the mainstream.