Last survivor of historic fire dies
Mrs. Freedman went to work in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in Manhattan at age 18, after coming to the U.S. from Austria a few years earlier. She was among more than 500 survivors of the fire that swept the eighth, ninth, and 10th floors of the building on March 25, 1911. Most of the victims were women and girls. The fire remains the worst industrial tragedy in New York City history.