On July 6, 1944, the circus came to Connecticut's capital city and erupted into flames. Seventy-five years later, the Hartford Circus Fire is recognized as one of the greatest tragedies in American history.
This hour, 88-year-old survivor Harry Lichtenbaum joins us to share his story. We also talk with the author of a book on the fire and learn about efforts to identify the bodies of its yet unidentified victims.
- Harry Lichtenbaum - 88-year-old Connecticut resident and survivor of the Hartford Circus Fire
- Stewart O’Nan - Author of The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy (@stewartonan)
- Dave Altimari - Reporter on the Hartford Courant’s investigative desk (@davealtimari)
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on July 12, 2019.