I am so looking forward to welcoming my friend and hero, Dr. Ruth Gruber, at the Museum on Sunday at 2 p.m. Trailblazing journalist and photojournalist, she documented Jewish history even while she was making Jewish history. Ruth escorted 1,000 Holocaust survivors from Italy to Oswego, New York (one of those child survivors, Doris Schechter, will be joining us on Sunday). Ruth reported for the New York Herald Tribune as the ship Exodus limped into the port of Haifa carrying 4500 Jewish refugees. She was present of the UN’s special commission that recommended the partition of Palestine, documented the ingathering of refugees to Israel—from Displaced Persons to Ethiopians, and more. Please join us as we toast her 100th birthday. Be part of history.
--Contributed by Ivy L. Barsky
Gwen Goodman Museum Director and COO