World War II through the eyes of a veteran

 

World War II veteran, Alan Moskin, is coming to Eureka College to share his experiences as an infantry combat soldier during the Holocaust. In 1945, Moskin’s Company helped liberate the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, a subcamp of Mauthausen in Austria.

The presentation is on Tues., April 5 in Becker Auditorium inside the Cerf Center. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. with the event starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Moskin didn’t speak about his experience or what he saw in the concentration camp for more than 50 years after the war ended, until he began hearing about Holocaust deniers.

“It was just unbelievable horror,” Moskin said. “We couldn’t believe what we were looking at.”

Moskin was drafted into the military when he was 18 and served from September 1944 until August 1946. He was part of General George Patton’s Army. After the war ended, Moskin stayed in Europe until June 1946 as a member of the U.S. Army of Occupation. One of his roles was trying to help survivors in the Displaced Person’s camp locate their family.

Moskin currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Holocaust Museum and Study Center in New York and is also Past Commander of the Rockland/Orange District Council of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.

This is the last speaker in the Arts and Lecture Series this year. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Becky Duffield at (309) 467-6420