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March 25 2011 Judaism Newsletter

Shalom everyone!! One hundred years ago today, one of the worst workplace accidents in American history occurred in New York City when a horrific fire, taking the lives of 146 individuals occurred at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. This terrible tragedy is tremendously important in Jewish women's history as well as women's history and the history of the labor movement. In its aftermath, numerous workplace safety measures were passed. In honor of the anniversary of this tragedy, this week's article focuses on it.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which took place on March 25, 1911 was the most devastating industrial disaster in ew York State history at that time and was incredibly monumental for shining a spotlight onto the unsafe and inhumane conditions thousands of garment workers, many of them Jewish


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