Monday, April 23, 2018
3:30–5:00 p.m.


University Center Rooms 215/216

Remembering the Holocaust with Irving Roth

Adelphi is pleased to welcome Irving Roth, Director of the Holocaust Resource Center at the Temple Judea in Manhasset, New York, and a survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Irving was born in 1929 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia and grew up in Humenne, where his father, Joseph, owned a lucrative lumber business. Having fled to Hungary during the war, in 1944 Irving and the rest of his family were packed into the box car trains that brought more than a million Jews to the Auschwitz death camp. On his arrival, Irving watched as most of his family was separated off and sent to the gas chambers – of the approximately 4,000 Jews on that train, only 300 would survive. Irving would later endure the infamous “death march” of the remaining Auschwitz prisoners in January 1945, and was among those liberated from Buchenwald when the U.S. Army entered the camp on April 11, 1945. Irving has since dedicated his life to educating the world about the Holocaust, and has received numerous honors for his efforts, including the Spirit of Anne Frank Award.He is currently the Director of the Holocaust Resource Center at the Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York. Irving will be speaking about the importance of Holocaust remembrance, integrating his own experience into his talk.

This event is sponsored by the Department of History, Jewish Student Union, Chabad Adelphi, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of the Provost.

For further information, please contact:

Professor Edward A. Reno III
History Department Chair
p – 516.877.4789
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Should you, or your guests, require an accommodation based on a disability, please contact the Student Access Office by phone at 516.877.3806 or email at When possible, please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event with requests for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, closed- captioning or Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) services; we suggest a minimum of five business days.