Survivor Irving Roth highlights the importance of survivors' stories in forming Holocaust history

The Soap Myth

Jeff Cohen
National Jewish Theater
Directed by Arnold Mittelman

Irving Roth tells of his experiences as a Holocaust survivor in a world where the number of living survivors has started to wane.

Asked to share his deeply moving story in schools across the USA, Roth reflects on the importance of young people in ensuring that these last voices of the Holocaust are documented.

Production duration: 17 min 10 sec

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Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Milton Saltzman
    Greg Mullavey
  • Annie Blumberg
    Andi Potamkin
  • Comic / Daniel Silver / Smirnov / Mazur / Neely
    Donald Corren
  • Esther Feinman / Brenda Goodsen
    Dee Pelletier

Team

  • Jeff Cohen
    Writer
  • Arnold Mittelman
    Director
  • David Withrow
    Costume Designer
  • Heather Wolensky
    Scenic Designer
  • Leon Levitch
    Composer
  • Jay Scott
    Lighting Designer