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Roman Kent


Roman Kent was born in Lodz, Poland in the 1920s. He spent the war years in the Lodz Ghetto and in the Auschwitz, Mertzbachtal, Dornau, and Flossenburg concentration camps.  He arrived in the United States in 1946 under the auspices of the children’s quota of the United States Government’s “Displaced Persons Act.”

Mr. Kent is very active in Jewish philanthropy. He serves as President of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Chairman of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Treasurer of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, as well as a member of their negotiating committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of American Friends of Tel Aviv University.  He is intimately involved with many other organizations.

Mr. Kent’s recent honors and awards include the Medal of Honor and Recognition bestowed by the Polish Government, Interfaith Committee of Remembrance Humanitarian Award and the Elie Wiesel Holocaust Remembrance Award.  Roman Kent attended Emory University.

Mr. Kent speaks about his personal experience during the Holocaust and issues impacting survivors today.  He resides in New York City.


Personal Experience During the Holocaust
Issues Impacting Survivors Today