Ellis Island Is Opening an Abandoned Hospital to the Public

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
Posts: 11580
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Ellis Island Is Opening an Abandoned Hospital to the Public

Postby Tessa78 » 30 Oct 2014, 15:58

Just some information about tours of the newly opened Ellis Island Hospital Buildings which were abandoned 60 years ago.

If you have not seen the article in the New York Times...
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/arts/ ... .html?_r=1

And a film about the hospital (dated 4 July 2014) which states:
This is the first film about the once abandoned immigrant hospital on Ellis Island. In the era before antibiotics, tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family, detained in the hospital, and healed from illness before becoming citizens. 350 babies were born, and ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island, 3,500 were buried in pauper's graves around New York City.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuPZr68T_fg

T.

erudita74
Master
Master
Posts: 4843
Joined: 27 Aug 2012, 20:26

Re: Ellis Island Is Opening an Abandoned Hospital to the Pub

Postby erudita74 » 30 Oct 2014, 19:13

Thanks for sharing the links, T. I just finished watching the you tube video. Very informative and very moving.
Erudita

AngelaGrace56
Master
Master
Posts: 2560
Joined: 16 Oct 2012, 10:54

Re: Ellis Island Is Opening an Abandoned Hospital to the Pub

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 31 Oct 2014, 23:37

Thank you for providing these links Tessa. I've both read the article and watched the documentary today. I found the documentary very moving and thought-provoking. We have so much to be grateful for.
Angela


Return to “Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests