Haven by Ruth Gruber
The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America

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The powerful story of a top-secret mission to rescue one thousand European refugees in the midst of the Second World War In 1943, nearly one thousand European refugees from eighteen different countries set out on a journey for asylum in the United States. Accompanying them was Ruth Gruber, who with the backing of the United States government, was made a simulated General to escort the refugees on their secret mission across the Atlantic from a port in Italy to a camp in Oswego, New York—a dangerous endeavor that carried the threat of Nazi capture with each passing day.While on board the ship that was to transport them to America, Gruber recorded the stories of the refugees, and she presents them in vivid detail here. The result is a poignant and engrossing story of suffering under Nazi persecution and bravery in the face of the most overwhelming of circumstances.

 

 

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Published October 19, 2010 by Open Road Media. 374 pages
Genres: History, War, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In June 1944, when she was a young, German- and Yiddish-speaking assistant to Interior Secretary Harold Ickes, Gruber was dispatched to accompany a thousand European refugees--the first to be rescued by the US government--from Naples to upstate Oswego, New York, where they were to be kept till wa...

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Ruth Gruber’s Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America tells the story of the Holocaust as well as the story of the 1000 men, women, and children refugees who were allowed into the United States during World War II.

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