Mr. Tom White
Tom White is the Coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College. He taught for 16 years at Keene High School before receiving a Fellowship to create his current position. He has served as a researcher for Stephen Hooper's documentary film: An American Nurse At War and as historical consultant for David DeArville's documentary film, Telling Their Stories: NH Holocaust Survivors Speak Out, produced in 2004. He served on the Diocese of Manchester's Diocesan Ecumenical Commission for Interfaith Relations; is the co-chair and producer of the Cohen Center’s annual Kristallnacht Commemoration; serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO); has participated as observer and facilitator in the Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation; received NEA New Hampshire’s Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award in 2009; in 2015 was named a Peace Ambassador by the Center for Peacebuilding from Bosnia and Herzegovina; and in 2017 was inducted on the Keene High School (NH) Wall of Honor as a distinguished alumni.
In his position he is responsible for organizing Holocaust and genocide awareness and prevention educational programs; developing educational materials; assisting teachers and school districts with curriculum development; training teachers in institutes, staff development programs, and through an annual workshop series; working with survivors and witnesses; maintaining a speakers’ bureau; visiting schools; speaking to civic and community groups; maintaining the Center's website; coordinating the CCHGS listserv for teachers; and coordinating events commemorating April as Genocide Awareness and Prevention month in New Hampshire.