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Labor’s turning point

For victims’ kin, the tragedy lives on

Posted 3/25/22

“I don’t remember when I found out about the fire, but I can tell you I was always terrified of fire engines, so somewhere I must have learned something,” said Suzanne Pred Bass, who had two great-aunts who were working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when the fire broke out.

Katie Weiner, who was 17, survived by grabbing the cable of the last elevator down from the ninth floor, one of the three stories the fire ravaged. Her 19-year-old sister, Rosie, was killed.

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