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New Director for Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies

Dr. Henry F. Knight
Dr. Henry F. Knight

Keene, N.H., 06/01/2007 - On July 1, Dr. Henry F. Knight will assume the position of Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies. Current director Paul Vincent will now focus on developing Keene State College’s current minor in Holocaust Studies to include genocide studies.

Dr. Knight comes to New Hampshire from Tulsa, Okla., where, over the course of 16 years, he served the Jewish Federation of Tulsa as Director of the Council for Holocaust Education, taught The Christian Problem of the Holocaust at Phillips Theological Seminary, and was University Chaplain and the Applied Associate Professor of Hermeneutic and Holocaust Studies at The University of Tulsa.

A graduate of the University of Alabama (English Literature) and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Dr. Knight is an ordained Methodist minister who specializes in post-Holocaust Christian theology. His publications include Confessing Christ in a Post-Holocaust World, “The Holy Ground of Hospitality: Good News for a Shoah-Tempered World” in Good News After Auschwitz? Christian Faith Within a Post-Holocaust World, and “Locating God: Placing Ourselves in a Post-Shoah World” in Fire in the Ashes: God, Evil, and the Holocaust.

In 1996, Dr. Knight co-founded the Pastora Goldner (now Stephen S. Weinstein) Holocaust Symposium, an international gathering of Holocaust and genocide scholars that meets biennially at Wroxton College in northern Oxfordshire, England. He cochairs the symposium with Dr. Leonard Grob of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“Dr. Knight - ‘Hank’ to his friends - will add immeasurably to the vision of the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies,” says Vincent. “He will provide new breadth and depth to our academic program.”

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