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Raquela

A Woman of Israel

Raquela( )
Author: Gruber, Ruth
ISBN:978-1-4532-0611-9
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

A National Jewish Book Award-winning biography: A look at the early years of Israel's statehood, experienced through the life of a pioneering nurse.

During her extraordinary career, nurse Raquela Prywes was a witness to history. She delivered babies in a Holocaust refugee camp and on the Israeli frontier. She crossed minefields to aid injured soldiers in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and organized hospitals to save the lives of those fighting the 1967 Six-Day War....
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Pages:434
Author Biography
Gruber, Ruth (Author)
Ruth Gruber was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 30, 1911. She received a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree in German at the University of Wisconsin, and a doctorate in German literature at the University of Cologne. She became a photojournalist and author who documented Joseph Stalin's gulags, life in Nazi Germany, the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947.

She wrote 19 books during her lifetime, mostly based on her own experiences, including Destination Palestine: The Story of the Haganah Ship Exodus 1947, I Went to the Soviet Arctic, and Witness: One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells Her Story. Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America was made into a two-part CBS mini-series in 2001. She died on November 17, 2016 at the age of 105.

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