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Dr. Knight to Speak at Hildebrandt Holocaust Awards Program

Courtesy photo; Dr. Henry F. Knight
Courtesy photo; Dr. Henry F. Knight

From Margaret Barney, Cohen Center: Dr. Henry Knight, director KSC’s Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies, will be the keynote speaker of the 12th Annual Hildebrandt Holocaust Studies Awards Program. His lecture, “Know Before Whom You Stand,” will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20, in Alumni Recital Hall at the Redfern Arts Center.

The Hildebrandt Awards Program is a Keene State event that remembers the Holocaust by way of student and community art and scholarship. The awards are named for the late 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 award categories include Keene State College student entries and junior and high school student entries, as well as entries from the greater Keene community. 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, $300 for community members, and $300 for junior/senior high school entries. In addition to Dr. Knight’s talk, winning entrants will share their submissions. The event, sponsored by the College’s Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies, is free and open to the public. For more information visit the website, or contact Margaret Barney, 8-2490,

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