The Hero That Was Ignored in the Kitty Genovese Murder
Sophia Farrar risked her own life to support her friend during her dying moments.
On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered outside her Queens, New York, apartment. The case became infamous because it was reported that dozens of witnesses saw or heard the attack but did nothing to help.
The story of Kitty's murder has been told and retold in the decades since, becoming a symbol of apathy and indifference in modern society. However, there is another side to the story that often goes untold: the heroism of Sophia Farrar.