Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter
Oswego, NY – Some saw it as an opportunity. Others felt it was a prison. Almost a thousand refugees came to the United States from Italy in 1944. They stayed for a year-and-a-half at a former Army camp in Oswego as "guests" of President Franklin Roosevelt. WRVO's Skye Rohde has this report about the experiences of some of the residents of the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter.