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Haven: The Unknown Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees
Haven The Unknown Story of 1000 World War II Refugees Author:Ruth Gruber Ruth Gruber, journalist and foreign correspondent, is the author of 14 books and a popular lecturer. From the 40's through the 90's, she has covered war zones and developing countries such as Israel, Egypt, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Korea, Ethiopia, Alaska, the Soviet Arctic, Arab states, and Eastern Europe. To write HAVEN, she crossed the Atlanti... more »c with the thousand refugees fleeing Europe to Oswego, NY.
"It is, inescapably, the Jewish-American epic in microcosm." Kirkus Reviews
"A moving, heart-wrenching story." Publishers Weekly
Rescued from the Nazi horror, they sailed to America - and a US Internment camp.
Here is their story and hers -- from the perilous Atlantic crossing on an army transport hunted by German U-Boats, to moving first-hand tales of atrocity which let the free world know the truth about Hitler's crimes.
For the first time, startling, previously unpublished facts reveal why FDR opened America's doors to one thousand out of thirteen million Holocaust victims -- and then kept them in a camp behind barbed wire. Ruth Gruber witnessed these refugees' joys and tragedies, resourcefulness and courage. HAVEN captures their indomitable spirit and the passion of the one person who knew their story best -- because she lived it.« less