Valley Chabad teens hear a Nazi camp liberator’s story
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Valley Chabad teens hear a Nazi camp liberator’s story

Alan Moskin, seated middle row, center, with teen participants. (Chana Laine)
Alan Moskin, seated middle row, center, with teen participants. (Chana Laine)

Last month, nearly 150 participants attended Valley Chabad Eternal Flame’s program with with Alan Moskin, an American soldier who told his story of participating in the liberation of a concentration camp, Mauthausen, and the horrors that he witnessed.

Alan Moskin was drafted into military service when he was 18 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of the 66th Infantry, 71st Division, and part of General George Patton’s Third Army, his outfit fought through France, Germany, and Austria, where he was promoted from private to staff sergeant.

This was part of the Eternal Flame 2019 Teen Fellowship program, where teens learn about the Holocaust firsthand through study, discussion, and trips. The teens also spent a weekend in Washington, visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and attending a part of the AIPAC conference.

The Eternal Flame, a project of Valley Chabad, is supported by a grant from the George and Martha Rich Foundation.

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