History Of Ontario In Pictures


In 1943, nearly one thousand European Jewish refugees from eighteen different countries set out on a journey for asylum in the US. The refugees boarded a ship in a port in Italy, crossed the Atlantic, and finally reached a camp in Oswego, New York-a fantastic, daring endeavor that carried the threat of capture and death with each passing day. In this photo Yugoslav partisan and art student Edith Semjen, one of the 1,000,photographed at Fort Ontario, 31 Dec 1943.