Remembering the Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 112 Years Later

Mar 26, 2023 504

BY: Kay Bontempo, Keith J. Kelly

It’s been 112 years, but several hundred people gathered on the corner of Washington and Greene Streets in Greenwich Village to make sure the 146 victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory were not forgotten. It marked the first in person commemoration since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the gathering to go remote.

“I’ve been coming every year since I was in college,” said Kimberly Schiller who brought her daugther Anna Lee and held a banner in the form of shirtwaist with the name of one of the victims, Lucia Maltese. Lucia’s sister Rosario, 14, and her mother Caterina, 42, also died. “Her sister was one of the youngest victims and her mother was one of the oldest,” said Schiller.

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