In 1944, at age 18, Englewood, New Jersey native, Alan Moskin, was drafted into military service and served in the U.S. Army from September 1944 until August 1946. He was a member of the 66th Infantry, 7th Division, part of General George Patton’s 3rd Army. He fought in combat through France, Germany and Austria and was promoted to Staff Sergeant. At the beginning of May, 1945, his Company participated in the liberation of the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, a sub camp of Mauthausen. After the war ended, Alan remained in Europe until June 1946, as a member of the U.S. Army of Occupation.
After World War II, He graduated from New York University Law School with a J.D. degree in June 1951. He practiced law as a civil trial attorney in New Jersey and worked in the private business sector until he retired in 1991.
In recent years he spends his time participating in both Holocaust and World War II Veterans Programs. He has done video recordings at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and at the Holocaust Museum and Study Center in Suffern, He has also participated in programs at West Point, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and The Jewish Americans documentary, on PBS.He presently serves as a Vice President on the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Museum & Study Center and is also a Past Commander of the Rockland/Orange District Council of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. In 2014 Alan was inducted into the New York state Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
Most important to Alan is the time he spends speaking to Middle School and High School students about his experiences as an infantry combat soldier and a “Concentration Camp” liberator.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear an account of World War II and the liberation of a concentration camp, from the first hand observations and memories of a WWII Veteran who experienced it. This program is Free and Open to the Public.
Sponsor: Jewish Federation and Temple Sinai