World War II http://wrvo.org en Autograph book reconnects Oswego resident with Holocaust refugee http://wrvo.org/post/autograph-book-reconnects-oswego-resident-holocaust-refugee <p></p><p>Oswego's <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/safe-haven-museum-hold-70th-reunion-oswegos-jewish-refugees">Safe Haven Museum is marking 70 years</a> since Fort Ontario served as a camp for Jewish refugees fleeing Europe during World War II. To celebrate the event, one Oswego resident who lived near the fort at the time talked about what it was like and tells the story of her long-lost friendship with one refugee.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57656 at http://wrvo.org Autograph book reconnects Oswego resident with Holocaust refugee Safe Haven Museum to hold 70th reunion for Oswego's Jewish refugees http://wrvo.org/post/safe-haven-museum-hold-70th-reunion-oswegos-jewish-refugees <p></p><p>Beginning Thursday, the <a href="http://www.safehavenmuseum.com/">Safe Haven Museum in Oswego</a> is celebrating the 70th anniversary of when 982 Jewish refugees were first housed at Fort Ontario.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:57:37 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57435 at http://wrvo.org Safe Haven Museum to hold 70th reunion for Oswego's Jewish refugees Neighbors Project collects stories, memories for Safe Haven Museum http://wrvo.org/post/neighbors-project-collects-stories-memories-safe-haven-museum <p>Seventy years ago, nearly 1,000 European refugees came to Oswego to escape the Holocaust during World War II. Now the city's Safe Haven Museum is collecting and cataloging stories from those living in the city at the time, for what it calls the "Neighbors Project." The refugees, many of them Jewish, were housed at Fort Ontario from 1944 until 1946. The camp was the only one of its kind in the United States.<br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:45:02 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54642 at http://wrvo.org World War II veteran honored with Purple Heart 70 years after turning it down http://wrvo.org/post/world-war-ii-veteran-honored-purple-heart-70-years-after-turning-it-down <p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) awarded a World War II veteran the Purple Heart on Saturday. Staff Sergeant Richard Faulkner turned down the award 70 years ago, but recently had a change of heart.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:59:58 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 52436 at http://wrvo.org World War II veteran honored with Purple Heart 70 years after turning it down