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Eleventh Annual KSC Hildebrandt Holocaust Awards Program

KEENE, N.H., 4/2/08 - Dr. Paul Vincent, professor of Holocaust studies and history at Keene State College, will present the findings from his fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at the 11th Annual Charles Hildebrandt Holocaust Studies Awards Program on Mon., Apr. 14.

His lecture, “20,000 Children Shut Out: Congress and the Failure of U.S. Refugee Policy after Kristallnacht,” will start at 7 p.m. in Alumni Recital Hall at the Redfern Arts Center.

The Hildebrandt Awards ceremony is a Keene State event that remembers the Holocaust by way of student and community art and scholarship. 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 has grown from the initial Keene State College student entries to high school and now community entries. Each year 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 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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