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April 25, 2011

Safe Haven Museum Hosts Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

OSWEGO, NY - Safe Haven Museum will host a Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m.

The ceremony will be a celebration of life, and the museum is asking visitors to bring flowers or plants to be planted around the museum in honor of those who passed during the Holocaust and in celebration of their lives.

Rabbi Yossi Madvig of Chabad of Oswego will lead the celebration. The museum will be open with free admission to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Safe Haven Museum and Education Center is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of 982 Holocaust refugees who were allowed into the United States as guests of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They were housed at Fort Ontario in Oswego, the only U.S. shelter for Holocaust refugees, from August 1944 to February 1946.

The museum is located at 2 E. Seventh Sat near Fort Ontario State Historic Site. For information call 315-342-3003 or visit www.oswegohaven.org. For accommodations and visitor information, go to visitoswegocounty.com


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