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Yom Hashoah/Hildebrandt Holocaust Awards Program

KEENE, N.H., 4/9/07 - The Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women will be discussed by featured speaker Dr. Helen Frink of the Keene State College Modern Languages Department at the 10th Annual Charles Hildebrandt Holocaust Studies Awards event on Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center.

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 15. 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.

The breadth of the award categories have grown from the initial Keene State College student entries to high school and now community entries. Students and members of the local community 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. Awards totaling $1,000 will be distributed among the top three KSC entrants, $250 for community members, and $250 for public school entries.

The awards ceremony is scheduled in conjunction with Yom HaShoah (the Holocaust Day of Remembrance). The event, sponsored by the College’s Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Theresa Masiello, 603-358-2490.

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