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“Getting Ready for 70th Reunion JMA R2R”
Review of Safe Haven Museum

Safe Haven Museum
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Oswego
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

The Board of Directors and the city of Oswego are getting ready for the 70th Reunion of the arrival of the refugees to Fort Ontario. This museum tells the story of the 982 refugees that were housed at Fort Ontario during WWII. Joining us for the reunion the Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance has chosen Safe Haven as their charity to remember those lost during the Holocaust. As a member of the Alliance said "we have been doing these rides for 10 years and this is the first time we celebrate life" The event is open to the public and we encourage everyone who has a love of history and memory of those lost during the Holocaust to join us for this event. Please visit web site for more information. www.oswegohaven.org

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Wow!! My son and I were looking to "do something" on a rainy Central New York day. We went to Fort Ontario but it was closed for the day so we went over to this museum. Glad we did. It is an almost forgotten part of Oswego history that the city was host to refugees during World War II. Very educational and interesting.

2  Thank tommyj0428
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were 4 Danes taken by surprise, when we visited the small museum of "Safe Haven" for the only Refugee Center in US during World War II. Everyone have to see the movie with witnesses sharing their destinies; the story about 982 refugees coming to US in 1944. The documentary was excellent composed, very touching and worst of all – still relevant. If you are close to Oswego: Go there. (Visitors should at least be 12 years old).

3  Thank MarcoFarum
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Upon my arrival, one of the volunteers explained in detail how almost 1000 mostly European Jewish individuals were transported to Oswego during WWII, providing safe haven for them. This small museum packs a lot of punch in a relatively small area and I was really impressed. I asked the volunteer if many school groups came to visit, she said yes, also many senior groups. The museum has limited hours so I would check before visiting; well worth the $5.00 admittance charge. Plenty of free parking.

3  Thank trainbuff9
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Although small, this museum is definitely worth visiting. Telling the largely unknown story of 982 WWII refugees who were saved from Nazi persecution by being given a temporary haven in a small town in upstate New York, this museum conveys a part of history of which we had been totally unaware.. The movie and exhibits are excellent and are both compelling and moving. The warmth and welcome that were offered to these "strangers' by the townfolk of Oswego is heartwarming and an example to all of us. One cannot leave this museum without feeling shame that America did not do more to help those under Nazi terror but proud that one small community opened their hearts and minds to help others in need. Do put it on your bucket list!

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