Irving Roth was born in Czechoslovakia in 1929. He grew up going to school and playing soccer with kids his own age. But by 1938, as the Nazis took power, his life started to slowly change. He was no longer allowed to attend school, play soccer, or go to the park. His family lost their business and they went into hiding in Hungary.
By 1944, Irving Roth, found hismeslf on a cattle car to Aushwitz at the age of 14. He arrived after three days and was immediately seperated from his grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and 10-year-old cousin. He never seen them again, as they were sent to the gas chambers.
By 1945, Roth and his brother survived Auschwitz but were forced on the death march to Buchenwald. Upon arrival, they where seperated and his brother was sent to Bergen Belsen where he later died. On April 11, 1945, Buchenwald was liberated. Irving Roth survided the Halocaust to return home to his parents, the only other survivng family members.
Irving Roth now travels sharing his story of the Halocaust and the hatred that killed 6 million Jews. He has also writted a book on his story titled “Bondi's Brother”