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Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Syrian boy plays the violin at refugee encampment, Edirne, Turkey, September 2015

Syrian boy plays the violin at refugee encampment, Edirne, Turkey, September 2015

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Summer Institute

2017 Summer Institute, July 16-22

An intensive one-week residential institute that brings educators together from around the United States and Europe. Online Registration Opens January 2017.

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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.

  • For Students
    We support the College’s undergraduate major and minor programs in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
  • For Educators
    We provide 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.
  • Resources
    An extensive list of categorized links to educational resources on a wide range of topics related to the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights.

Public Outreach

Public programs sponsored by the Cohen Center strive to engage citizens and civic leaders throughout the region in understanding and promoting human dignity around the world as well as in our local communities. More about Public Outreach

Annual Events


Kristallnacht Remembrance

Each year the Cohen Center sponsors a series of annual events for the public. More about Annual Events

  • Holocaust Memorial Lecture
    This annual trip engages KSC students with a tour of the permanent exhibit of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • Holocaust Memorial Lecture
    Held in the Fall, the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture draws prominent scholars, organizers, survivors and family members, and community leaders for an evening of historical perspective and current events.
  • Kristallnacht Remembrance
    This annual event seeks to bring the community together to bear witness and recognize our responsibility to promote an active and informed citizenry, recognize individual and societal responsibility for each other, and foster mutual respect and justice.

Full details on our annual events.

Classroom Presentations and Training for Educators

Peruse our classroom presentations and in-service programs designed for teachers at all levels, then contact us to schedule a presentation. More about Classroom Presentations and Training for Educators

Collections & Videos

The Cohen Center is home to one-of-a-kind artifacts, personal histories, and media resources. These resources are available for review and study by Keene State Students and the general public. More about Collections & Videos

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 located at Keene State College in rural New Hampshire.

We are charged by our founder, Dr. Charles Hildebrandt "To Remember…and to Teach." More about About the Cohen Center

Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Chloe Edmonds

Directed and Filmed by Levi Gershkowitz ‘11

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The Cohen Center's work never stops, but we need your help. Our work in education and commitment to the general public good are recognized as an integral and significant part of the Center's mission.

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Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Keene State College

229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435-3201

Upcoming Events

October 12, 2017 (Thursday)
Bosnia and Hercegovina: Remembering Genocide, Finding a Path Forward
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Old Court House, Main Street

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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