Forward: Triangle Factory Employee’s Great-Granddaughter Crafts a Tribute
Mar 2, 2011
Like all other mornings, on March 25, 1911, Rose Bernstein had planned to arrive at 245 Greene Street, in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, and begin working.
Instead, a sibling fell ill, so she stayed home — thus avoiding the tragic fate of other colleagues who died or were injured in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire later that day.
At least that’s the story her daughter passed down the family tree, a story that moved Bernstein’s great-granddaughter Rebecca Keren — who is preparing to perform in the oratorio about the fire that could have killed her ancestor.