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.
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.
Our Values & Principles
- We respect the dignity of all individuals.
- We insist that human beings are endowed with the capacity to choose between right and wrong actions and have the power to act on such choices.
- We believe that humanity is inherent in every human being.
- We connect people with their own humanity as they learn to deal with others.
- We encourage action through commemoration.
- We promote service learning to encourage participation, not just reflection.
- We collaborate with other organizations to influence and educate.
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.