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Haven : the unknown story of 1000 World War II refugees

Author: Ruth Gruber
Publisher: Oswego, NY : Safe Haven Publication, 1994, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Fiftieth Oswego Anniversary ed., 1994View all editions and formats
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In 1943, nearly one thousand European Jewish refugees from eighteen different countries were chosen by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration to receive asylum in the United States. All they had to do was get there. Ruth Gruber, with the support of Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, volunteered to escort them on their secret route across the Atlantic from a port in Italy to a “safe haven” camp in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Named Person: Ruth Gruber; Ruth Gruber
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Gruber
ISBN: 0930395204 9780930395209
OCLC Number: 31035454
Notes: "This is an authorized reprint of the editions published by the Putnam Publishing Group, Inc. (Coward, McCann, Inc.) 1983, and Signet New American Library edition 1984."
1994 Edition addenda by Rivanne Advertising, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Description: 268 pages, [4], [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ruth Gruber.

Abstract:

In 1943, nearly one thousand European Jewish refugees from eighteen different countries were chosen by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration to receive asylum in the United States. All they had to do was get there. Ruth Gruber, with the support of Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, volunteered to escort them on their secret route across the Atlantic from a port in Italy to a “safe haven” camp in Oswego, New York. The dangerous endeavor carried the threat of Nazi capture with each passing day. While on the ship, Gruber recorded the refugees’ emotional stories and recounts them here in vivid detail, along with the aftermath of their arrival in the US, which involved a fight for their right to stay after the war ended. The result is a poignant and engrossing true story of suffering under Nazi persecution and incredible courage in the face of overwhelming circumstances.

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