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Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
Ruth Gruber (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

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January 10, 2017 "Too many good people left us this year, and I am sorry to learn belatedly that Ruth was among them. I first met Ruth nearly sixty years ago, through her daughter Celia and son, David, when we all attended P.S.87. My parents became good friends with her and her husband Phil Michaels, and they spent many joyous parties at our home. Years later after Phil's death, when she married Henry Rosner, my parents were very happy for her and had them by many times as well.

Ruth can seem saintly if judged by her actions. But, her warm humanity made her much more than that. She appreciated people who stand up against cruel bullies and for what is right an ethical. She could have capitalized on her connections and reputation much more than she did, but she always adhered to her moral center. The world is much the poorer for her absence." - Jonathan & Ginnie Phillips (Catskill, NY)
January 07, 2017 "An inspiration to us in these times. Rest in peace and pray for us." - Anthony Buch (Seattle, WA)
December 13, 2016 "May you rest in eternal peace Mrs. Gruber. I am connected to you through your writings about Felisa Ricon de Gautier, the Mayor of San Juan. Thank you also for shedding light on another great humanitarian Elinor Guggenheimer whom you knew personally.

May the Lord keep you in his loving embrace,"
November 30, 2016 "What a great loss to all of mankind. So rare that we find such a selfless and inspiring person who considers the needs of others before themselves. I am reminded of these words when I picture Mrs. Gruber..."Take note of the blameless one, And keep the upright one in sight, For the future of that man will be peaceful." Psalms 37:37. She is the epitome of those beautiful words. Her legacy will continue to inspire and stir the hope for a time when the whole earth will be filled with people like her. Psalms 37:29" - White Family (Atlanta, GA)
November 28, 2016 "My prayers are with you and your family."
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Obituary for Ruth Gruber
Ruth Gruber, photojournalist and humanitarian who helped 1,000 Jewish refugees come to the U.S. during World War II, has died at the age of 105,...
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