By Paul Miller, Originally published in Breitbart
When Irving Roth walked out of the Auschwitz concentration camp in April 1945, having watched in horror as members of his family were marched into the gas chamber upon their arrival the previous year, he was thankful that he would live to see his sixteenth birthday.
For decades, Roth has shared his experiences for audiences of all ages and backgrounds so the world will never forget.
On Sunday morning his audience consisted of over 500 college students gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 10th annual Christians United For Israel (CUFI) Summit.
While the conference doesn’t officially begin until Monday morning, students from across the country arrived a day early for special programming geared toward combating anti-Semitism on college campuses.
After a morning religious service, Roth was introduced to the attendees by David Walker, National Campus Coordinator for CUFI. Walker, an African-American, referred to the 85-year old as his “Jewish grandfather.”
As Roth took the stage, he was met with thunderous applause. He began his speech with a brief history lesson about the struggles of the Jewish people, starting “back when God gave to Abraham that land [Israel].”
“After heartbreak, after anti-Semitism, after the destruction of 6 million human beings, the Jewish State is born. The day Israel was born, six armies attacked Israel,” explained Roth. “Miraculously, my friends, the Jewish people managed to survive.”