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Safe Haven Refugees - Fort Ontario, New York
Introduction by Ellen Shindelman Kowitt

Thanks to Judy Coe Rapaport, Safe Haven Museum Vice President, for sharing this list of refugee names with the JewishGen USA Research Division.

Founded in 2002, the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of 989 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as "guests" of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These refugees were housed at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, from August 1944 until February 1946.

First-hand accounts about refugee experiences, with many recorded videos; vintage and exclusive photographs depicting life at the Shelter; and additional information about each refugee or their families may be available at the Museum. Contact 315.342.3003, see, or visit in person.

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