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August 3, 1944

“Everyone can look inside his or her soul and decide what he or she can do to make a world at peace, to end this fighting that goes on every day around the world.” Ruth Gruber

American Jewish journalist Ruth Gruber arrives in New York harbor with 984 refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe, which concluded her secret mission to escort the refugees from Italy to America.

Ruth Gruber was an American journalist, photographer, writer, humanitarian, and a United States government official. At age twenty, she was the youngest Ph.D. in the world.

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Link to Photo Credit: Edith Gruber

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Link to Photo Credit: Edith Gruber

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