Alan Moskin was born in Englewood, NJ on May 30, 1926. Before and after his military service in World War II, Alan attended Syracuse University, and in 1951, he received his J.D. from New York University Law School. Alan practiced law as a civil trial attorney in New Jersey for more than 20 years.
He was drafted into the military service at the age of 18, and served in the United States Army during World War II between September 1944 and August 1946. His unit was the 66th Infantry, 71st Division, part of General George Patton’s Third Army, fighting in combat through France, Germany, and Austria. During this time, he rose in rank from Private to Staff Sergeant. On May 4, 1945, his Company participated in the liberation of the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp. After the war ended, Alan continued to serve in Germany until June 1946 as a member of the U.S. Army of Occupation, also attending the Nuremberg Trials. He was awarded the Army Commendation Ribbon, the Eame Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, The World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. In 2014, he was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
Alan spoke out about against prejudice and injustice, and shared his experience as a soldier in World War II with many Jewish organizations, U.S. Military programs, and museums, including the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, where he was a member of the Speakers Bureau. He died on April 15, 2023, and is survived by two daughters, and seven grandchildren.