BY HOLLY ROSEN FINK, HOLOCAUST LEARNING CENTER
Part of the Holocaust Learning Center’s mission is to ensure that our community continues to hear from Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, and descendants of survivors. We believe that it is important to hear from eyewitnesses. We must never forget the terrible tragedy that occurred a mere seventy years ago, and we must teach the next generation about these events.
February 5 from 6:30-8:00pm, we’re hosting concentration camp liberator Alan Moskin, to share his firsthand experiences with our Hebrew High students and the broader community.
At 18, Moskin was drafted into the military service and served in the U.S. 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.
All WJC members, their friends, and family are welcome at the event. It is sponsored by the Holocaust Learning Center in conjunction with the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, and will be both educational and informative.