Beloved WWII veteran who helped liberate concertation camp laid to rest in Rockland County

Alan Moskin, of Nanuet, died in South Carolina on April 15 at the age of 96.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2023, 10:00 PM

Updated 399 days ago

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A beloved World War II veteran was laid to rest Wednesday in Rockland County.
Alan Moskin, of Nanuet, died in South Carolina on April 15 at the age of 96.
“There is and there will never be anyone like him for so many reasons,” says his daughter, Lisa Moskin Tonon.
She was among the dozens of family members, friends, veterans and Rockland elected officials at Frederick Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery in New Hempstead as her father was laid to rest.
"It was his life's mission to educate everyone about tolerance, irrespective of race, gender, creed. He witnessed some atrocities some people in their life never will have, fortunately, he wanted to tell his story,” says Moskin Tonon.
Moskin's story began when he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II at 18 years old. During that time, he and his group would liberate the Gunskirchen concentration camp in Austria.
News 12 spoke to Moskin in 2017 when he reunited with one of the men he saved.
After the war, Moskin was an attorney and would speak at schools and other events about his experience in the war. He also was involved with the Holocaust Museum in Rockland.
"He touched the lives of thousands and thousands of individuals because he bear witness and he wanted all of us to bear witness for him. And now that he's not here, it's our responsibility to tell Alan's story,” says Andrea Myer-Winograd, of the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education.
The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education has a video of Moskin sharing his story.


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