German consulate bestows Order of Merit on Holocaust survivor and Claims Conference negotiator Roman Kent.
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The incongruity of the moment was inescapable.
Roman Kent, an 89-year-old, Polish-born Auschwitz survivor, stood in the living room here of German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben’s home last month and heard the German official describe him as a man who “went through hell and yet brought the message of tolerance and solidarity to so many.”
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