Discuss as:

Legendary photojournalist Ruth Gruber recalls documenting the Holocaust

Almost 100 years old now, photojournalist Ruth Gruber has worn many hats throughout her extraordinary career. Writer, lecturer and once the youngest Ph.D in the world, Ruth took on a dangerous secret mission for the Roosevelt administration during the Nazi Germany period and photographed Holocaust refugees. A documentary of her life, 'Ahead of Time,' airs on Showtime this evening. See a selection of her images and check out Ann Curry's fascinating interview with Ruth, below.

Ruth Gruber

Aboard the Runnymede Park, Holocaust survivors painted a swastika on the Union Jack to protest the attack of the ship in July, 1947.

Ruth Gruber

Mother and child refugees aboard the Runnymede Park, 1947

Ruth Gruber

Refugees aboard the Runnymede Park in 1947.

Ruth Gruber

A wounded refugee, center, from the ship Exodus on the dock in Haifa in 1947.

Reel Inheritance Films

Reel Inheritance Films

Ruth Gruber in her New York City apartment.

Ruth Gruber, who became the world's youngest Ph.D at age 20, risked her life to bring Jewish Holocaust survivors to America. TODAY's Ann Curry speaks with the legendary photojournalist.