Holocaust survivor and international educator Irving Roth will be speaking in Roswell next week about lessons that can be learned from h is experience in the death camps in Poland.
The event, sponsored by Christians United for Israel, is slated for 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at Gateway Church, 1200 N. Sycamore Ave. It is open to the public, and admission is free.
Roth, who is currently the director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Temple Judea in New York, has given speeches in Europe, Israel and the U.S. about his story, and has won the Spirit of Ann Frank Award for educating the world about the Holocaust.
Roth, who was born in 1929 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia, which was occupied by Germany in 1939, survived both Auschwitz and Buchenwald. He emigrated to the U.S. after the war in 1947 and later served in the U.S. Army in the 1950s.
He went on to become a historian, lecturer and writer on the Holocaust. He is also the former education director of the Holocaust Memorial and Education Center of Nassau County, and has participated in programs like Adopt-A-Survivor, in which young people adopt a Holocaust survivor and learn of his or her experiences, and the March of the Living, where Jewish teens from all over the world march from Auschwitz to Birkenau and then to Israel, to ensure that the Holocaust never happens again.
For more information about the upcoming lecture, call 623-8670 or 623-4110. For more on Roth’s story, visit http://eev.liu. edu/HolocaustReCtr/survivors/iroth.htm.