American journalist Ruth Gruber, who accompanied nearly 1,000 Jews to the shores of the U.S. during the Holocaust, died Thursday in her Manhattan home at the age of 105, according to her son. The trans-Atlantic voyage with the European refugees was one of the writer and photographer’s most famous reports. She recorded the event in her book Haven, which became a miniseries starring Natasha Richardson. “Standing alone on the blacked-out deck,” she wrote in her memoir Inside of Time, “I was trembling with the discovery that from this moment on my life would be forever bound with rescue and survival.” Gruber made her name as a journalist when many women were relegated to the social pages. She worked for the New York Herald Tribune, and she made history more than once. Among her many other accomplishments, she was the first Western journalist to see the Soviet Arctic and its gulags.