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

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"In 1944, at the height of World War II, 982 European refugees found a temporary haven at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York. They were men, women, and children who had spent frightening years one step ahead of Nazi pursuers and death. They spoke nineteen different languages and, while most of the refugees were Jewish, a number were Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Protestant Christians. From the time they arrived at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter on August 5, they began recreating their lives and embarked on the ...

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The Shelter and the Fence: When 982 Holocaust Refugees Found Safe Haven in America
2021, Chicago Review Press

ISBN-13: 9781641603836

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