Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety
Item# 9781450743341
$9.95

Product Description

In 1944, ten-year-old Lillian and her mother join other Jewish refugees invited to the United States on temporary visas to stay at Fort Ontario, New York, but even with the better living conditions, they worry about what will happen to them after the war. Seeking Safety is the story of 982 refugees who were invited in 1944 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to be guests of the United States. These fortunate people were given safety at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, for the duration of the war. However, they had to agree to return to their countries of origin when the war ended. Includes bibliographical references.