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Hebrew Free Burial Association Commemorates 100th Yahrzeit

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Contributed by : Samantha Friedman

Object # 1357

March 1, 2011

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Hebrew Free Burial Association hosted a memorial ceremony at the gravesites of the 22 victims it buried in the wake of the tragedy. The March 1 ceremony was held on the 100th yahrzeit – the Jewish calendar anniversary of the day the victims died – at Mount Richmond Cemetery on Staten Island.

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