Auschwitz survivor shares his memories

"Life had no meaning." Roman Kent, one of the last living survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, explains the horrors he experienced during the Holocaust.

Stories from a Holocaust survivor

Roman Kent was born in 1929 in Łódź, Poland. He is a Holocaust survivor with a crucial message for future generations 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. Kent professes, “It's very important to remember the Holocaust because in the first place, I could not believe and I don't even believe today that people could be so cruel to each other what they did in during the Holocaust and the ghettos.” He remembers his life before the war to be rather pleasant and carefree. “As I would say I was living with my family, having my parents. My brother was home. … And my two sisters and we lived a very nice and comfortable life,” he tells Brut. At the end of 1939, his family was imprisoned in Łódź ghetto, where his father eventually died. Then in 1944, his family was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Recalling such painful memories, he shares, “There is no way to explain to you what it means to be in the concentration camp. The life has no meaning. The cruelty of one man to another is indescribable. …. when you can see a little child being thrown into an oven for burning? Can anyone explain this? … what innocent little children deserve to be murdered. And I mean murder. There was smile on the faces. The Germans, they throw the little babies into a fire. What did they do? What did they deserve?”

A survivor’s biggest wish

Roman’s mother was murdered in Auschwitz. One of his sisters died shortly after the end of the war. He met his wife, also a Holocaust survivor, after emigrating to the U.S. Roman has dedicated his life to being a tireless advocate for Holocaust education. “For me, a survivor of Auschwitz, to forget the horrific experiences during the concentration camps, even for one moment, is impossible. Witnessing the atrocities committed at the entrance gates to Auschwitz, was more than enough to keep me awake at night until the end of time… we survivors do not want our past to be our children’s future.” he states.

There were over 40,000 camps and ghettos in Europe during the Holocaust. Yet, 49% of U.S. millennials cannot name a single one. To combat the lack of Holocaust education, Kent recommends starting “young children since their mind is tabula rasa. Their mind is blank.” This is the ideal time to inform and educate to ensure they aren’t given any misinformation. “When you have, right now, so many incidents of anti-Semitism. It grows. And if it could happen in a country so cultural as that of Germany. Imagine what can happen in other countries,” he warns.


01/27/2020 9:58 PM


  • David B.
    08/08/2020 21:43

    You sir are still alive? Hope so! The Nazis are dead thank God! You seek Yeshua the Jewish Messiah and I pray I see you in Heaven someday? G-d bless you!

  • Lyra P.
    08/03/2020 14:26

    Facts are often twisted by other people to support what they are trying to achieve. For instance, most of the cages that you hear people talking about were built by the Obama administration. And they were built to hold and m protect children - to keep them separate from the smugglers who raped and hurt them as they were being trafficked here to this country. They were kept separate until they could interview and find out who were real families and what was a bunch of lies -where these children were being sold. But you don’t hear that by the liberal agenda... you have to dig for the truth

  • Beau S.
    08/03/2020 06:28

    It wont be old boy never agian god forbid it amen

  • Rita V.
    08/03/2020 05:28

    Very sad, But hope they have NEVER HAPPENED AGAIN

  • Constanta T.
    08/03/2020 04:15

    I m so sorry,i can not even watch sometimes,crying for those were dying so cruel

  • Diane P.
    08/02/2020 23:27

    I will never forget the Holocaust..I love all of you and God Bless you always.

  • Helena A.
    08/02/2020 21:11

    Man worst species on Earth

  • Waj W.
    08/02/2020 11:51

    Free Palestine from Zionists murderers scums

  • Barbara M.
    08/02/2020 01:36

    So 😭 so sad.

  • Adela A.
    08/01/2020 21:56

    Yes, I explain ... the Nazi soldiers were drugged with amphetamine ... a drug that brings out the worst in people.

  • Michelle B.
    08/01/2020 16:59


  • Jay D.
    08/01/2020 02:25

    Hitler the 😈 waiting for you in judgement day in your cohorts

  • Sandra S.
    07/31/2020 20:45

    We must never forget the past

  • Barry L.
    07/31/2020 16:40

    Satanic offerings,burning them,that's sad.

  • Cindy T.
    07/31/2020 04:27

    Yes when will inhumanity to man end ????

  • Steven M.
    07/31/2020 00:01


  • JoAnne C.
    07/30/2020 03:40

    Loo O

  • Dawn L.
    07/29/2020 21:53

    Human race is the only cruel specie on earth, I've learned it. See how they do to animals and also human when they are not protected.

  • Irene C.
    07/29/2020 07:14

    Lest we ever forget!

  • Jessie K.
    07/28/2020 22:30

    I had always believed that the bodies being burned were dead. Finding out through some of these stories that people were burned alive. . . I can't process that.

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