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Charles Hildebrandt Holocaust and Genocide Studies Award

Dr. Charles Hildebrandt
Dr. Charles Hildebrandt.

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.

Keene State students 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 maybe given by the award-winning participants.

Schedules and Submissions, 2021

  • Submit your entry here
  • All entries must be submitted by May 3rd, 2021.
  • Submissions will go to Jury on May 10th
  • Award Announced on May 24th

For additional information about the Awards, please contact Michele Kuiawa at or Tom White at

Who is Eligible?

  • Any Keene State College student

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.

Contact the Cohen Center

Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Keene State College

229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435-3201
☎ 603-358-2490