Obituary: Ruth Gruber, Documenter of Jewish Refugee Struggle, 105

November 18, 2016

© Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber accompanied a British prison ship that returned Jews to Germany after blocking them from entering Palestine. She published the images in Exodus 1947.

Photographer, investigative journalist, activist and author Ruth Gruber died November 16 at her home in New York City, The New York Times reports. She was 105. A witness to the exodus of Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe, the formation of Israel and the emigration of Ethiopia’s Jews, Gruber published 19 books of her images and writings. Her advocacy and journalism earned...

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