Alan Moskin of Nanuet will tell his story of taking part in the liberation of a concentration camp, Mauthausen, at Valley Chabad’s Eternal Flame program on Sunday, March 3, at 7 p.m., in Woodcliff Lake.
Mr. Moskin, who was born in Englewood, started at Syracuse University before he was drafted; he returned to graduate in 1948. He was a member of the 66th Infantry, 71st Division, part of General George Patton’s Third Army. His outfit fought through France, Germany, and Austria, and he was promoted from private to staff sergeant. Later, he practiced law in Englewood and Hackensack for many years, and then moved to Rockland County.
Mr. Moskin, who has two daughters and seven grandchildren, is a vice president on the board of the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education in Rockland County. In 2014, he was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame and the next year the Veterans Coordinating Council in Rockland County elected him as the 2016 Veteran of the Year.
Eternal Flame, a project of Valley Chabad, is supported by a grant from the George and Martha Rich Foundation.
For more information, call (201) 476-0157 or go to eternalflame.org.