What others say about The Shelter and the Fence

“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. . . . 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

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