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Cohen Center presents Holocaust Awards at Keene State

KEENE, N.H. 4/5/04 - Myrna Goldenberg will be the featured speaker at this year’s Hildebrandt Holocaust Awards Ceremony, hosted by Keene State College’s Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies. Goldenberg, professor emerita of English, women’s studies, and Holocaust studies at the Paul Peck Humanities Institute of Montgomery College in Rockville, Md., will speak about “Food as a Weapon of War.” The awards will be held on Monday, April 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond.

The Hildebrandt Awards, a Keene State event that remembers the Holocaust by way of student and community art and scholarship, is scheduled during the week of Yom HaShoah, an international remembrance of the Holocaust, observed this year on April 18.

This will the seventh year that Keene State has awarded prizes for scholarship and art that explore the meaning of the Holocaust. The awards are named for Charles Hildebrandt, professor emeritus of sociology at KSC who founded KSC’s Center for Holocaust Studies in 1983 and served as its first director until his retirement in 1998.

The event is free and open to the public.

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