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Samuel P. Roth​, 87, Master Tailor, Holocaust Survivor

December 31, 2009
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Samuel P. Roth, 87, a Holocaust survivor and master tailor who worked in the Philadelphia garment district for more than 30 years, died Dec. 9.

Born in Czestochowa, Poland, Roth was the sole survivor of his family of seven, once the Nazis had liquidated the ghetto in his hometown in October 1942.

In 1947, he was called as a witness to the high court of Leipzig and testified against the commandant of the HASAG labor camp of Czestochowa at the Nazi war-crimes trial.

During his career as a tailor, Roth worked as a tailor for Jacob Siegel Co., Krass Brothers and Burberry's, among others.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Weber; sons Arthur Roth, Jerry Roth and Hal Roth; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Temple Beth Ami, c/o The Mitzvah Food Pantry, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19115.

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