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Fort Ontario Refugees Not Expected to Arrive Before August, Washington Says

The 950 war refugees coming from Italy for temporary haven in this country at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N. Y. will probably not arrive until after August 1 according to information available to the War Relocation Authority.

When they arrive the Army will be responsible for their transport, probably by special train, from the port of debarkation to Fort Ontario. Thereafter the War Relocation Authority will assume authority.

Most of the adults coming over are above military age and most of the refugees are Jewish it was learned. They are mainly Yugoslavia, Austrians, Poles, Germans and Czechs. There are many women and children among them.