Holocaust & Human Rights Educator Alan Moskin Shares His Story
A WWII veteran and one of the last living concentration camp liberators, Alan Moskin gave a riveting presentation about his experiences.
Mr. Alan Moskin still travels, speaking to Middle School and High School students as well as other groups in a number of different states and venues throughout the country about his experiences as an infantry combat soldier and a "Concentration Camp" liberator. He has done video recordings at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City and at the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education in Rockland County, New York. He has also participated in programs at the United States Military Academy at West Point, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, at the German International School in White Plains, on Russian and Spanish television, on the CBS radio network and on the documentary "The Jewish Americans" on the PBS television network. He presently serves as a Vice President on the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education and is also a Past commander of the Rockland/Orange District Council of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. In addition, in 2014 Alan was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame and the following year he was elected by the Veterans Coordinating Council in Rockland County, N.Y. to be the "2016 Veteran of the Year."
Last week, 8th grade and Upper School students were privileged to hear from Alan Moskin. Mr. Moskin spoke of his childhood in Englewood, fighting in Germany, and the liberation of the Mauthausen camp. His message of tolerance - “hugs not hate” - resonated with our students. You can access his video on our Vimeo channel. Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Davids, Head of the Middle School for arranging to have Mr. Moskin present to our student body his message that hope and change starts with each of us.