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Forgotten Ellis Island

  • Release Date: Jun 08, 2008
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Genres: Documentary


Discover the forgotten story of one of the world's great public hospitals in this documentary from filmmaker Lorie Conway. In the shadow of The Statue of Liberty, twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were constructed from rock and dirt excavated during the building of the New York subway. Their purpose: act as America's first line of defense against immigrant-borne disease. At this site, medical specialists cared for ailing immigrants until they were deemed fit for entry into the United States, or...more