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The Cohen Center serves as a research and resource center for the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide through Keene State College’s academic programs. The Center also provides materials for educators at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. In addition, the Center offers public workshops designed to engage local and regional residents and community leaders.

New Hampshire Curriculum Framework Social Studies SS:WH:8:1.3: Explore the use and abuse of power that results in mass murder and genocide

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Echoes and Reflections Curriculum

Stand By Me - Playing for Change

Bente Kahan - Kinderjohren yiddish song from Cracow

Bente Kahan - Letter to my son

For Educators

The Cohen Center provides resources for teachers striving to help students learn about the Holocaust and genocide and to reflect upon the moral and ethical questions raised by those difficult realities. The center helps teachers develop active and informed citizens committed to mutual respect and justice. More about For Educators

Links & Resources

A list of links to external websites and resources for students focusing on Holocaust and genocide studies. Also, a set of links especially for educators. More about Links & Resources

Summer Institute

An intensive one-week residential institute that brings educators together from around the United States and Europe. Graduates become Cohen Center Fellows (link to requirements and benefits below highlighted) and join a corps of educators who serve as leaders in Holocaust and genocide education in their schools, communities, and professional organizations and assist the Center in applying its mission. More about Summer Institute

For Students

The Cohen Center supports the school’s major and minor programs in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and promotes programs for Keene Students who want to learn more about and participate in activities center around genocide studies. More about For Students

Rachel Margolis: Lithuanian Partisan and Survivor

Born in Vilna on October 28, 1921, Rachel Margolis was incarcerated in the Vilna Ghetto from 1942-1943, before escaping to join the anti-Nazi Jewish partisans. More about Rachel Margolis: Lithuanian Partisan and Survivor

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Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Keene State College

229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435-3201

Support the Cohen Center

The Center’s work never stops, and we need your help. Our commitment to the public good is a significant part of the Center’s mission. That mission is sustained by generous supporters and benefactors.

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Upcoming Events

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