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September 24, 2018

Fort Ontario Commemorates Holocaust Heritage


OSWEGO, NY – Seventy years ago, Fort Ontario in Oswego opened its doors to refugees of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

Nearly 1,000 people were welcomed and sheltered in the only site of its kind in the U.S.

Fort Ontario Commemorates Holocaust Heritage

Fort Ontario Commemorates Holocaust Heritage

Representatives from the NYS Bureau of Historic Sites recently installed a new exhibit commemorating this unique heritage.

As Paul Woitkoski and John Schultz set up the exhibition frame in the enlisted men’s barracks, Heidi Miksch (pictured) organized a display of artifacts that have been uncovered at the site.

The exhibit, which will be on display until next year, also includes a touchscreen video feature.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site opened for the season on May 14.

For details, call 315-343-4711.

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