About the Cohen Center
The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is one of the oldest Holocaust resource Centers in the United States. Founded in 1983, the Center is non-sectarian organization located at Keene State College in rural New Hampshire. We are charged by our founder, "To Remember…and to Teach."
The Center supports the College's undergraduate Holocaust and Genocide Studies programs and hosts a series of annual events.
Our events, Educational Outreach , and advocacy initiatives are supported primarily by your donations. Please support the mission of the Cohen Center and join us in our important work.
The Center is open to anyone during the academic year and by reservation during summer break. The Educational Outreach Coordinator is available to make presentations, conduct in-service workshops, make school visitations, assist in curriculum development, and assist in finding appropriate speakers for topics and issues relating to Holocaust studies.
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Mathilde Mukantabana–Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina—will deliver the Cohen Center's annual Genocide Awareness Lecture in the Mabel Brown Room on Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the...
For the third consecutive year, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) a New York-based organization dedicated to building a worldwide network of leaders with the professional tools and the personal commitment to prevent genocide, has accepted an intern from Keene State’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. This year...
Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and internationally recognized authority on genocide prevention Jim Waller was recently elected to a position on the Advisory Board for the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and named a Centennial Senior Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs...
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The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies advances the public liberal arts mission of Keene State College by studying and bearing witness to the Holocaust and genocide in the hope that present and future generations take responsibility for building a world free of antisemitism, intolerance, and hate.
To this end, the Cohen Center joins the campus community and its many partners in promoting an active and informed citizenry committed to mutual respect and justice. More about History & Mission
The Cohen Center is located in the heart of Keene State College on the first floor of Mason Library. Hours of operation vary according to the college’s academic calendar.
Visitors will often find the Center’s Susan J. Herman Reading Room in active use, either by a class in the academic program, a meeting or other gathering for the Center, or by students using the room for study and reflection. Staff offices and the Center’s collection are accessible from a rear hallway when the reading room is in use.
Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-3201