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Keene State Genocide Awareness Lecture: "Genocides in Comparative Perspective"

KEENE, N.H. 10/20/08 - Professor Donald Bloxham will give Keene State College Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies’ 2nd Annual Genocide Awareness Lecture: “Genocides in Comparative Perspective: Does the Holocaust Fit?” on Monday, October 27. The lecture is free and open to the public and will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room of Keene State College’s L. P. Young Student Center.

An expert in Holocaust and genocide studies, with focused work on the Armenian genocide, Bloxham is professor of modern history at the University of Edinburgh and has authored nearly 50 articles and book chapters. He is co- editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Genocide and serves on the editorial board of the journals Holocaust Studies, Patterns of Prejudice, and the Journal of Genocide Research.

Professor Bloxham was the 2007-08 J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar- in-Residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he completed his forthcoming book, The Final Solution: A Genocide and Its Contexts. He is the recipient of the 2007 Raphael Lemkin Award for genocide scholarship.

The Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies, recognized as a “center of excellence” by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, has a strong collection of print and media resources, holds a biennial residential summer institute for educators, and supports a minor in Holocaust studies at Keene State College.

One of the nation’s oldest Holocaust resource centers, it is a nonsectarian organization dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust. It fulfills founder Dr. Charles Hildebrandt’s charge, “to remember … and to teach,” through annual community programming and educational outreach activities.

For a schedule of workshops, in-service training, classroom presentations, and individual curriculum consultations, visit For more information, contact Margaret Barney,, or call the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at 603-358-2490.

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