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Oswego residents talking to the refugees at Fort Ontario. (Photo courtesy of Beit Hatfutsut Museum/Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum)
Oswego residents talking to the refugees at Fort Ontario. (Photo courtesy of Beit Hatfutsut Museum/Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum)

Earlier this month, an event took place in Oswego, New York. It was a reunion — perhaps the last — of a group of Jewish Holocaust refugees who were children when they were brought to the city.

Oswego was the only place in the U.S. to serve as a camp for this group. As Payne Horning from member station WRVO reports, the legacy of their story is still relevant today.

75th anniversary reunion in Oswego. (Payne Horning/WRVO News)
75th anniversary reunion in Oswego. (Payne Horning/WRVO News)
Bruno Kaiser, a refugee who was 16 when he arrived in Oswego. (Payne Horning/WRVO News)
Bruno Kaiser, a refugee who was 16 when he arrived in Oswego. (Payne Horning/WRVO News)
An Oswego refugee's headstone. (Payne Horning/WRVO News)
An Oswego refugee's headstone. (Payne Horning/WRVO News)

This segment aired on August 30, 2019.

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