An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth

Southeastern University will host An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth on Wednesday, February 24, at 7 p.m. in Southeastern’s Bush Chapel.

Irving Roth is the director of the Holocaust Resource Center at the Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York. He is the former director of the Holocaust Memorial and Education Center of Nassau County. Roth is a holocaust survivor, writer and internationally known educator. He is the recipient of the Anne Frank Outstanding Citizen Award from the Anne Frank Center USA for promoting human rights and social justice and for developing and initiating the Adopt a Survivor program.

Roth was born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia, in 1929 and he grew up in Humenne. When he entered the sixth grade in 1940, he was told by his principal that he was not allowed to go to school since he was a Jew. His family fled to Hungary in 1943, as Jews were liquidated in Humenne and Hungary offered safety to Jews. In 1944, Hungary began to liquidate all Jews, resulting in Roth and his family being taken to a ghetto. His grandparents’ and his aunt’s family were gassed in a “group shower.” After a year of being at the camp, Roth was liberated from Nazi bondage on April 11, 1945.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Levi Lall at ljlall@seu.edu or call 304.704.9016.