This somewhat sanitized mini-series based on Ruth Gruber’s acclaimed memoirs is
nonetheless a worthy addition to the honor roll of Holocaust dramas.
In 1944, Ruth Gruber (Natasha Richardson) requests a leave from her administrative job at the Department of the Interior and volunteers for a post with the US Refugee Board. Believing that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's recent decision to defying Congress and ordered the acceptance of 1000
Jewish refugees from Europe is indicative of future rescue efforts, Gruberwants to help in any way possible. Anti-Semitic board members order State Department official Lawrence Dickson (Robert Joy) to tag along and unde...