The Dangers Of Refuge, By Ruth Gruber

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In the novel Haven, Ruth Gruber discusses her mission in rescuing refugees during the Holocaust. According to the book, Ruth was sent as a journalist from America to record and spread the stories of the 1,000 refugees that the United States rescued. Ruth has heard many stories of the people escaping concentration camps and how hard it was for them to separate from their families. Ruth recorded stories of heroism where there were a brave few that hid Jews from the Nazis in their houses and cellars. For example, in the book it says that the refugees were eagerly waiting in line to tell Ruth their stories so they could be published. What really upset Ruth however, was that the U.S. only rescued 1,000 people. According to the book however, there …show more content…
In World War II for example, the Jewish people lost everything they had and were looking for help. The world needs to be responsible for refugees for many important reasons. One reason we need to be responsible for refugees because they can help our future. Refugees and their children should grow up with an education so they can become future engineers, scientists and doctors. When most refugees find shelter, they still live in dangerous conditions that can risk them even more pain than they already suffered. A third reason is that refugees are humans too; they deserve to have a chance to live and enjoy …show more content…
They have seen innocent people, even their own family members; die before their very own eyes. The refugees had to be stripped of their clothing and were crammed in tiny bunks with people they have never met in their entire lives. The Nazi soldiers also lied to the poor Jews and told them that they were going to take showers but in reality, they were stuffed in a room and being poisoned. The United States could have done more to help the refugees. The end of the Holocaust led to the establishment of Israel. The Jewish people needed a home after the war was over. Jerusalem was their holy land so it would have been wise to make that plot of land a home for them. The world needs to be responsible for refugees because they make up part of the world population. they are our future inventors, doctors engineers, and teachers so they need to be taken care

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