Seventy-five years ago, the U.S. admitted the first large group of refugees: 982 people from 18 different countries, most of whom had escaped from concentration camps. The refugees developed a unique relationship with the residents of Oswego, New York.
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President Roosevelt in his wheelchair on the porch at Top Cottage in Hyde Park, NY with Ruthie Bie and Fala. (FDR Presidential Library & Museum photograph by Margaret Suckley via the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license)
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