The Unknown Jewish Victim of a Mysterious 1911 Manhattan Fire

The last six victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which claimed the lives of over 146 Jewish and Italian blouse makers in New York, revealed in HBO.

Max Florin, whose young visage was published on the inside pages of the Forverts in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, has been named in an HBO Films video as one of the six unknowns who were buried in a mass grave nearly 100 years ago.

The identities of the six has long been the enduring mystery of the tragic fire that claimed the lives of 146 blouse makers, most of them young Jewish and Italian immigrant women, who were trapped by flames on March 25, 1911. Nearly 60 of them jumped to their deaths from the windows of the ninth floor of the factory in the former Asch Building, half a block east of Washington Square in Manhattan.

Victim Max Florin
Courtesy of The Forward

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