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The Baltimore Sun article, "Journalist and author Ruth Gruber dies in NY at age 105" (Nov. 18th) should be of interest to Baltimoreans and Marylanders for a number of reasons. Gruber's book, "Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America," depicted her conducting a shipload of Jewish refugees from Italy to the U.S. aboard the "USNS Henry Gibbins." The book was made in to a movie for television in 2000. Gruber and her daughter, Celia Michaels-Evans, appeared as refugees in the film. In the same year, Gruber was...

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