75th Anniversary of Holocaust Refugee Arrival in America
Aug 5, 1600-2000Z, K2J, Oswego, NY, 14250 & 7200 KHz SSB, Certificate $2 via KD2DVC
The Fulton (NY) ARC will activate K2J to commemorate the August 5, 1944 arrival of the nearly 1,000 European refugees of the Holocaust at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY. The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter was the only shelter for victims of the Holocaust located in the United States during World War II. Fort Ontario was where the Holocaust came to America, and where the American public and press first encountered victims of Nazi persecution and their personal stories of survival, resulting in stories of the Holocaust moving from the back to the front pages of newspapers across the country.