Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber
Yup!  She is 100 years old!!!

Ruth Gruber (born September 30, 1911) is an American journalist, photographer, writer, humanitarian and a former United States government official.

Early Life
(from Wikipedia.  link to wikipedia )

Ruth Gruber was born in Brooklyn, New York, one of five children of Russian Jewish immigrant parents David and Gussie Gruber. She dreamed of becoming a writer and was encouraged by her parents to obtain higher education. At eighteen she won a postgraduate fellowship at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1] In 1931, she won another fellowship from the Institute of International Education to study in Cologne, Germany.[2][3] She received a Ph.D in one year from the University of Cologne in German Philosophy, Modern English Literature and Art History, becoming the youngest person in the world to receive a doctorate.[4] During this time, Gruber had an extensive relationship with Virginia Woolf. While in Germany, Gruber witnessed Nazi rallies and after completing her studies and returning to America, she brought the awareness of the dangers of Nazism.[4] Gruber's writing career began in 1932. In 1935, The New York Herald Tribune asked her to write a feature series about women under Fascism and Communism. While working for Herald Tribune, she became the first foreign correspondent to fly through Siberia into the Soviet Arctic.

She has written many books, and there are
many books about her!
There is a documentary about her that I am 
dying to see. ; )

The documentary I want to see....

These are some of her most noteworthy 
(remember you an click on the pic and make it bigger)

Learn even more about Ruth

Think I'm going to have my nose in a book
for quite some time now
as I have a goal to read at least 10 of her books!  ; )

Here's to a maaaaaaarvy Monday,
for all my new and old friends and family.
a Happy Birthday
to Ann,
from me and the fab four.

xoxoxoxoxo d

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