Ruth Gruber


Born
in Brooklyn, New York
September 30, 1911

Died
November 17, 2016

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Ruth Gruber was an award-winning Jewish American journalist, photographer, and humanitarian. Born in Brooklyn in 1911, she became the youngest PhD in the world and went on to author nineteen books, including the National Jewish Book Award–winning biography Raquela (1978). She also wrote several memoirs documenting her astonishing experiences, among them Ahead of Time (1991), Inside of Time (2002), and Haven (1983), which documents her role in the rescue of one thousand refugees from Europe and their safe transport to America.

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Haven: The Dramatic Story o...

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4.17 avg rating — 809 ratings — published 1983 — 16 editions
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Raquela

4.35 avg rating — 685 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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Ahead of Time: My Early Yea...

4.35 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Witness: One of the Great C...

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Raquela: A Woman of Israel

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Exodus 1947: The Ship That ...

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Inside of Time: My Journey ...

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Virginia Woolf: The Will to...

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Rescue: The Exodus of the E...

4.11 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1987
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Collected Memoirs: Ahead of...

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More books by Ruth Gruber…
“The passionate love of a mature woman.”
Ruth Gruber, Raquela

“How does one comfort a young woman whose body must hunger for her husband? How does one help her mourn? How does one comfort the wives and mothers and children of dead soldiers?”
Ruth Gruber, Raquela

“Mama wept openly. “If I don’t die now,” she cried, “there is no death.”
Ruth Gruber, Raquela

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