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  • Explain. In September 2012, a fire killed 300 workers at a textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan; employees were prevented from escaping by locked factory doors. In November 2012, more than 100 workers were killed when fire swept through a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Finally, in New York City, 146 people were killed, many of them by jumping out of ninth-story windows, when fire swept through the clothing factory in which they worked.
  • Ask. What is the difference between the factory fires in South Asia in 2012 and the fire in New York City?
    • Explain. The fires in South Asia occurred about a hundred years before the fire in New York. The fire in New York took place at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on Saturday, March 25, 1911.

Explain. Explain to the students the circumstance of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Introduction." (Viewed on March 30, 2023) <https://jwa.org/node/25224>.


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