Audio Lectures

The Role of the Jews in the Triangle Shirt Waist Fire of 1911

Posted November 22, 2016

The Triangle Fire of 1911 killed 145 employees mostly young Jewish immigrant girls who worked in the factory. Who were these girls? Who were the owners of the factory? And, who was the lawyer who achieved an acquittal for the owners? The story and the role of the Jews in the tale highlights the complicated and important role of the Jews in the history of New York City.
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