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Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter


Oral Histories: Emergency Refugee Shelter at Fort Ontario (Safe Haven)

In August 1944, almost one thousand refugees from Europe were moved to an internment camp at Fort Ontario in New York to await the outcome of World War II. Their time in Oswego was an emotional one, and they were finally given their total freedom in January 1946 when the war refugee center released them. Decades later, Professor Lawrence Baron of St. Lawrence University interviewed a number of...