Holocaust survivor, BISB 22nd March, 2009
Mr. Roth was born in 1929 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. He emigrated to the US in 1947. He is a survivor of the liquidation of the Jewish community in the town of Humenne, Eastern Slovakia; Auschwitz and Buchenwald Concentration camps and the death marches which preceded the end of the War. He fought for the US during the Korean War.
He is the Director of the Holocaust Resource Center – Temple Judea of Manhasset - and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine. Mr. Roth received the Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Citizen Award from the Anne Frank Center USA for promoting human rights, social justice and for conceiving, developing and initiating the Adopt a Survivor programme in the US. He is also an author on the Holocaust and a recognised speaker on the subject in the US, Canada and Europe.