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Fort Drum Prepares for New Balkan Peacekeeping Deployment

This fall more than 2000 men and women will go to peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo in the Balkans. That means right now the base is at its peak of activity as troops get ready to deploy, physically, mentally and socially. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
<i>The Toymaker</i>, Grady Myers, pen and ink, 1977. From the Vietnam Veterans Arts Group Collection.

From the Vault: Don't Look for Me in the Picture Show

Don't Look for Me in the Picture Show is a documentary about the Vietnam War era and the role of art in the process of reconciliation and remembrance. Hosted by Elizabeth Kahn, the program draws material from the 1987 Steinman Festival, "Art in the Vietnam Era," held at St. Lawrence University in Canton NY. Produced by Beverly Hickman, Elizabeth Kahn, Jackie Sauter, and Ellen Rocco; it received honorable mention in the Gabriel Awards for 1990.  Go to full article
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.

Haven From the Holocaust

A one-hour documentary about the only refugee camp established during WW II on U.S. soil for people fleeing Nazi persecution. The camp was based at the old Fort Ontario site outside Oswego, NY. This documentary was distributed nationally to the public radio system and was recognized with an Ohio State Achievement Award in 1988. It is part of the permanent collection of the NYS Museum in Albany. Jackie Sauter and Beverly Hickman, producers; Ellen Rocco, executive producer; with special production help from Lawrence Baron.  Go to full article

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