University of Vermont

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

INQUIRY 2016 Research, Scholarship and the Arts at UVM

Miller Holocaust Center

Continuing the Story

Fleming Museum

The Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies draws upon the expertise of distinguished faculty from across the University to promote scholarship, education and public awareness about the events that brought about, comprise, and continue to issue from the Holocaust.

In 2016 the center also sponsored an exhibition at the Fleming Museum of the paintings and drawings of Samuel Bak, a survivor of the Vilna, Poland ghetto. For such efforts the Center was recognized with the New England Board of Higher Education's 2016 Robert J. McKenna Award for Program Achievement.

"We are greatly honored to receive this award," said Alan Steinweis, Ph.D., director of the Holocaust Center (shown above at the Fleming Museum exhibit with museum Director Janie Cohen). "It recognizes the collective efforts of many people in the extended UVM community faculty, administrators, students, donors and local supporters — who have contributed to the success of the center since its founding a quarter century ago."