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America’s Refugee Camp: Voices of Fort Ontario
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America’s Refugee Camp: Voices of Fort Ontario

December 21, 2021 , 7:00 pm

Photograph, Refugees registering at the Fort Ontario Refugee Camp, Oswego, New York, August 1944.Still Pictures Identifier 210-CFZ-28.Rediscovery Identifier 24398

In 1944, 982 refugees, many of whom were Jewish, arrived in Oswego, New York, where they were housed at Fort Ontario, the United States’ only refugee camp during the war. Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a program exploring life at Fort Ontario during World War II with Rebecca Erbelding, historian, archivist and curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a conversation with survivors who lived at Fort Ontario. Register here.


December 21, 2021
7:00 pm
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