Adam died Feb. 1, 2022, in Siesta Key, Fla.

Born May 1, 1925, in Łódź, Poland, Adam survived the Holocaust by escaping with his older brother to the Soviet Union. As a young man he fought against the Nazis. 

After the war he resumed his interrupted education and earned a master’s degree from the Moscow Economics Institute. He started a family and worked for the Polish Planning Commission. In 1969 the Broners immigrated to the United States. With help from William Baumol and Fritz Machlup, Adam entered Princeton and earned a Ph.D. in economics in 1975. He served as a top economic adviser to two New Jersey governors and the state Legislature. 

In 1990 Adam retired to Sarasota, Fla., and learned portrait painting. He created likenesses of his parents and siblings from memory. Active in the U.S. community of Holocaust survivors, Adam was interviewed for Steven Spielberg’s Shoa project. His memoir My War Against the Nazis: A Jewish Soldier with the Red Army was published in 2007. 

Predeceased by his two wives and son Edward, Adam is survived by his son Walter; his stepchildren Karina, Daniel, Gabriel, and Yael; and several grandchildren.

Graduate alumni memorials are prepared by the APGA. 

Graduate Class of 1975