Alan Moskin was born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1926. He attended Syracuse University both before and after his military service in World War II.

Alan was drafted into the military service at the age of 18 and served in the US Army during World War II from 1944 until 1946, where he was a member of the 66th Infantry, 71st Division. Alan’s outfit fought in combat through France, Germany and Austria. At the beginning of May 1945, his company participated in the liberation of the Gunskirchen concentration camp.

After the war ended, Alan remained in Europe until June 1946 as a member of the US Army of Occupation.

In a January 2019 program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Alan discussed his experience in the US Army during World War II. At the end of the program, a woman in the audience approached him. We feel fortunate to have recorded this moment of connection between them; watch below.