Soldier recalls liberating Nazi death camp
More than 1,000 students in Yonkers got a first-hand account of one of the worst genocides in history.
Alan Moskin was only 18 and serving as a soldier under General Paton when his division was chosen to liberate Gunskirchen, a large Nazi death camp in Austria.
It's been seven decades since the harrowing ordeal, but Moskin told the students who gathered at the Lincoln Jewish Center this afternoon that every detail is still vivid in his mind. 'Skeletons and bodies on the left and more skeletons on the right. And those alive, it defied description. They were emaciated. They couldn't have weighed more than 70 to 80 pounds," says Moskin.
Nearly 6 million people died during the Holocaust. All this week, the JCY-Westchester Community Partners will be holding events to honor their legacy.