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Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

To Remember…and to Teach

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.

Looking for classroom presentations or lesson plans? The center provides educator support through lesson plans, workshops, summer institutes, and more. Browse our educator pages for a full array of resources.

In addition to academic programs, the center's on-campus student support includes trips to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, an honor society, and a Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Club.

Explore, and subscribe to, our YouTube channel.

Meeting and studying with others interested and invested in this work is more than a way to get support as an educator, but an opportunity to affirm life and hope in a confused and wounded world. Thank you!”

–Cohen Center Fellow

The U.S. and the Holocaust  A Conversation with Ken Burns & Sarah Botstein

Holocaust Memorial Lecture

The U.S. and the Holocaust A Conversation with Ken Burns & Sarah Botstein

The Cohen Center team is grateful to the 800+ attendees who joined us for this year's Holocaust Memorial Lecture. Many partners and supporters came together in order to make this event possible. Some of those important contributors included: Jan and Rick Cohen, Michele Kuiawa, Misty Kennedy, Dr. Celia Rabinowitz, Veronica Rosa and her team in Advancement, the Office of Marketing and Communications at KSC, and dozens of others.

For those who were unable to attend the live event, please note that a video recording will be posted on this website in mid-October once it has been approved by the filmmakers and their teams.

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Public Events

Oct '22
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Oct '22
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Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies • - Lecture/Presentation/Events
Oct '22
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Nov '22
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Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies • - Lecture/Presentation/Events
Nov '22
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The Colonial Theatre, , 95 Main St • - Lecture/Presentation/Events
Full list of events

Collections and 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.

Collections & Videos

Awards and Recognition

The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies recognizes contributions to its mission through two named awards.

Awards and Recognition

About the Cohen Center

The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies advances the public liberal arts mission of Keene State College through Holocaust and genocide education, inspiring students and other citizens to take responsibility for promoting human dignity and civic responsibility while confronting the escalating violence that leads to atrocity and genocide.

About the Cohen Center
Ken Burns and Sarah Botstein
September 7, 2022 –

This year’s Keene State College Holocaust Memorial Lecture will be an in-person conversation with award-winning documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Sarah Botstein, Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mabel Brown Room...

Summer Institute 2022
June 14, 2022 –

The fourth edition of the Keene State Summer Institute on Genocide Studies and Prevention featured 20 participants from higher education, in the United States and abroad, with diverse expertise and...

John Sturtz
May 27, 2022 –

Associate Professor John Sturtz will spend part of his summer teaching at the University of Sarajevo on a Fulbright Scholar Award.

It will not be his first visit to Bosnia...

Contact the Cohen Center

Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Keene State College

229 Main Street

Keene, NH 03435-3201
☎ 603-358-2490