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The Triangle Fire: A Somber Centennial

By Jon Kalish

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, descendants of those who died in the blaze, and strangers who visit the graves of the victims, among others commemorating the somber anniversary.Read More


Timeline: The Triangle Fire and Aftermath

View a timeline of events leading to and resulting from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire:Read More


The Triangle Fire: A Working Legacy

Watch a video tour of where the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire took place 100 years ago. Chris Connor, a retired New York City fire marshal, discusses what went wrong on March 25, 1911, and the enduring legacy of the deadly fire.Read More


A Bintel Brief and the Fire

Watch a video from the Forward’s 2011 inaugural gala in which actress Jill Eikenberry and Isaiah Sheffer, founder of Symphony Space, read a letter from a garment worker who survived the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.Read More





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