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Irving Roth to explain “Adopt a Survivor” program

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (April 12, 2007) – Tidewater Community College invites the public to hear Holocaust survivor and educator Irving Roth at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in TCC’s Martin Building, room 2502, 300 Granby St., in downtown Norfolk.

As a survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald death camps during World War II, Roth will talk about his experiences and the Adopt a Survivor program he worked on in North America and Europe. Roth, director of the Holocaust Resource Center-Temple Judea of Manhasset, is a recognized speaker on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust and a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Europe. 

Roth received the Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Citizen Award from the Anne Frank Center USA for promoting human rights and social justice and for developing the Adopt a Survivor program. This program has been instituted nationally and internationally in public and parochial high schools and colleges. He also edited and coordinated the book, Adopt a Survivor - An Antidote to Holocaust Amnesia. For use in K-12 and colleges, Roth and his son, Rabbi Dr. Edward S. Roth, wrote and published Bondi’s Brother, a book about his experiences before, during and after the Holocaust, and a Holocaust Study Guide for social studies and language arts teachers.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit