The Shelter and the Fence: When 982 Holocaust Refugees Found Safe Haven in America

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Chicago Review Press
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5.5 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author
Norman H. Finkelstein is a retired public-school librarian and a longtime teacher of history at Boston's Hebrew College. He is the author of twenty well-reviewed nonfiction books and the winner of two National Jewish Book Awards and the Golden Kite Honor Book Award for Nonfiction. His latest books are The Capture of Black Bart: Gentleman Bandit of the Old West and Union Made: Labor Leader Samuel Gompers and His Fight for Workers' Rights. He lives in Framingham, Massachusetts.
"Norman Finkelstein brings the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter to life for readers in his approachable and fascinating history of a complicated story. The Shelter and the Fence reminds us that the refugees were people, with their own often tragic personal histories, opinions, hopes, and dreams. Readers will be proud that the United States gave shelter to these refugees, and devastated that we brought so few of them. A crucial read for all young (and older!) history lovers." --Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

"The Shelter and the Fence is a well-written, well-researched story of Holocaust rescues. It's a tribute to Norman Finkelstein that he makes it clear that despite the saving of almost 1,000 refugees the United States did much too little to save victims of Nazi terror." --David A. Adler, author of The Number on My Grandfather's Arm
"This accessible book examines a 'small but important link in the larger history of the Holocaust'." -- Booklist