Gillibrand: Make Jewish WWII Refuge A National Park

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP/Hamodia) -

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation Monday to designate a central New York historic site which housed nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II as a national park.

The bill would require a study into whether Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego should become part of the national park system. The 19th-century fort built on the site of three forts dating back to the French and Indian War is also home to the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum. During WWII it housed Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis.