Roman Kent

Remembering The Holocaust, Without Bitterness

German consulate bestows Order of Merit on Holocaust survivor and Claims Conference negotiator Roman Kent.

06/16/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

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.”

Roman Kent, left, last week received Germany’s Order of Merit from Consul General Busso von Alvensleben.  Jörg Windau

Deal Reached For Needy Survivors

After negotiations with Claims Conference, Germany doubles home care funds for the low-income elderly, ensuring ‘minimum standard’ of ‘dignity.’
12/06/2010 - 19:00
Staff Writer

At the age of 89, Holocaust survivor Joseph Friedman is finding it difficult to live alone in Flatbush.

Gregory Schneider
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