Haven

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Haven
  • Ruth Gruber
  • English
  • 05 November 2017
  • 081293301X

About the Author: Ruth Gruber

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Haven The words leaped at me from The Washington Post I have decided, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced, that approximately 1,000 refugees should be immediately brought from Italy to this country One thousand refugees.For years, refugees knocking on the doors of American consulates abroad had been told, You cannot enter America The quotas are filled And, while the quotas remained untouchable millions died With this mixture of desperation and hope, Ruth Gruber begins Haven, the inspiring story of one thousand Jewish and Christian refugees brought to sanctuary in America in 1944 As special assistant to Secretary of the Interior Harold L Ickes, Gruber was selected to carry out this top secret mission despite the objections of military brass who doubted the thirty three year old woman s qualifications When Gruber met the gaunt survivors, they told her about hiding in sewers and forests, of risking their lives to save others As she wrote down their stories, tears often wiped out the words in her notebook Gruber became the refugees guardian angel during the dangerous crossing of the U boat haunted Atlantic, and during their eighteen month internment at a former army camp in Oswego, New York Lobbying Congress at the end of the war, she also helped the refugees become American citizens This edition concludes with a new chapter featuring Gruber s look back on her many decades as a crusading journalist, and a special Appendix from the 1946 Congressional Record listing the names of all the camp s residents.Basis for the CBS Mini series Starring Natasha Richardson. Download Haven by Ruth Gruber – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Haven

  1. Barbara says:

    This is a another book assigned for my bat mitzvah It was written by the journalist assigned by the Secretary of the Interior during the Roosevelt administration to accompany the first 1,000 refugees from Hitler s decimation of Europe from Italy to the United States I was horrified to learn that these were the first allowed in to the US in 1944 and were kept at Camp Oswego in NY state before a series of congressional acts freed them Anti Semitism was and still is rampant I found m This is a another book assigned for my bat mitzvah It was written by the journalist assigned by the Secretary of the Interior during the Roosevelt administration to accompany the first 1,000 refugees from Hitler s decimation of Europe from Italy to the United States I was horrified to learn that these were the first allowed in to the US in 1944 and were kept at Camp Oswego in NY state before a series of congressional acts freed them Anti Semitism was and still is rampant I found myself crying with every act of human kindness, and, of course, horrified by the stories of bravery, heroism, and the dignity of the human spirit that were told At the time, the author was only in her 20 s She spent the rest of her career documenting wars of oppression around the world An interesting point is that one of the women in my bat mitzvah class was a child of 4 on the ship that brought these refugees to the US and is mentioned in...

  2. Bethany says:

    Wow, just wow I have never cried so much in reading a book, but I loved reading it Ruth Gruber author seems to be one amazing, incredible woman The title had me believe that it would be personal stories of some of the refugees and their struggle on seeking freedom in the states That wasn t QUITE the case It was only 1,000 that the US govt was willing to take on and specifically chosen individuals and even then, when the refugees finally made it to the states they weren t free I h Wow, just wow I have never cried so much in reading a book, but I loved reading it Ruth Gruber author seems to be one amazing, incredible woman The title had me believe that it would be personal stories of some of the refugees and their ...

  3. Barbara says:

    This book documents the trials and the lives of refugees from the Holocaust in Europe.When no one else would help, they were given sanctuary at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refuge Center in Oswego, New York This was the only shelter of its kind in the U.S I have visited this site, which is now a museum and education center It is small, but impressive, located in the beautiful countrysid...

  4. Paul says:

    This book was highly informational to me, as it showed a moment of compassion on the part of Franklin Roosevelt to bring 1,000 World War II refugees, mostly Jews, to a fenced camp in the U.S It also showed the intransigence of government officials, particularly congressmen, who opposed such a merciful mission either because of isolationist tendencies or anti Semitism It illustrated to me how long such prejudice against refugees foreigners has existed in the U.S and how it blithely continues t This book was highly informational to me, as it showed a moment of compassion on the part of Franklin Roosevelt to bring 1,000 World War II refugees, mostly Jews, to a fenced camp in the U.S It also showed the intransigence of government officials, particularly congressmen, who opposed such a merciful mission either because of isolationist tendencies or anti Semitism It illustrated to me how long such prejudice against refugees foreigners has existe...

  5. rameau says:

    I thought I d be reading the tales of a select few of a thousand stories, instead, I only read one.This isn t as much a story of the 982 Jews fleeing from Europe and Nazi terror to be President Franklin Delano Roosevelt s guests in the United States as it s a story of a young woman making the trip with them and acting as their guide to their new life and home.Haven and its thousand refugees are only the frame that holds the picture of Ruth Gruber facing her life altering moment as she learns the I thought I d be reading the tales of a select few of a thousand stories, instead, I only read one.This isn t as much a story of the...

  6. Alan Kaplan says:

    Haven recounts an amazing story of rescue and redemption In 1944, Franklin Roosevelt agrees to allow 1000 European refugees to come to America Ruth Gruber, the author, escorts them to Oswego, NY where an internment camp has been built for these newcomers Before the refugees were allowed to enter the country, they all signed contracts that they would return to their home countries at the end of the war With compassion and grace, Gruber recounts the horrifying stories of these survivors In th Haven recounts an amazing story of rescue and redemption In 1944, Franklin Roosevelt agrees to allow 1000 European refugees to come to America Ruth Gruber, the author, escorts them to Oswego, NY where an internment camp has been built for these newcomers Before the refugees were allowed to enter the country, they all signed contracts that they would return to their home countries at the end of the war With compassion and grace, Gruber recounts the horrifying stories of these survivors In their complete insanity, the Nazis pursued the Jews and other minorities with undying zeal All of these refugees relate hair raising stories You cannot read these vignettes without a tear On a personal note, my wife is a native of Oswego, NY and the arrival...

  7. Debbie says:

    This was eye opening I have read a great deal about World War II in regards to Hitler s Holocaust but I never realized to what extent the US government had turned its head away from reality This is the account of how we finally allowed 1000 persecuted Jews into our c...

  8. Christi Cline says:

    An eye opening narrative that is surprisingly still relevant Note The version I read is a 1983 print and might be different than this multi author 2000 print but I feel comfortable recommending it based on the other reviewers.

  9. Susan Unger says:

    Well worth the read reads like a novel and is all true.

  10. Jhawn says:

    Hard to believe that this story isn twell known Also hard to believe that our government acted.