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Charles Hildebrandt Holocaust and Genocide Studies Award

This award honors Keene State College’s Charles Hildebrandt professor emeritus in Sociology and founder of the Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State in 1983. It is given in recognition of excellence in Holocaust or Genocide Studies. 

Dr. Charles Hildebrandt
Dr. Charles Hildebrandt

Students and members of the local community are invited to submit essays, historical analyses, stories, poems, musical compositions, dance, film, theatre and visual arts exploring and expressing their own personal relationship to or reflections on the Holocaust or genocide.

The award ceremony is scheduled in the spring. Presentations are given by the award-winning participants and monetary and book awards are granted. Awards totaling $1000 will be distributed among the top three entrants.

The award ceremony is scheduled in conjunction with Yom HaShoah (the Holocaust Day of Remembrance) where presentations are given by the award-winning participants and monetary and book awards are granted. Awards totaling $1000 will be distributed among the top three entrants.

2016 Awards

All entries must be submitted by: March 23, 2016 at 4pm.

Selection Process will begin on March 25, 2016

Awards Presentation: April 11, 2016, 7:00 pm Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center Keene State College

For additional information about the Awards, please contact: Tom White (603-358-2746) at twhite@keene.edu

Eligible to apply:

  • Keene State College students
  • Area high school students
  • Middle school students
  • Grade 5-8 students
  • Any other New England resident

Submissions may include:

  • Artistic entries – dance compositions, musical creations, poems, short stories, visual works of art, film, or plays

  • Scholarly entries – research projects/papers, essays

Entries will be judged by committee and evaluated on their depth of vision, insight, creativity, originality, and technical ability.


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September 26, 2016 (Monday)
Voices of Terezin: Music and Witness Featuring Ela Weissberger
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center
October 26, 2016 (Wednesday)
November 03, 2016 (Thursday)
Workshop: The Words, Too, Will Nourish: Poetry and Resistance
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Mountain View Room, Young Student Center
November 09, 2016 (Wednesday)
Kristallnacht Commemoration
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. • Colonial Theatre