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SCONE FOUNDATION, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HANNAH ARENDT CENTER AT BARD COLLEGE, HONORS ALBERT KNOLL OF THE DACHAU ARCHIVES AS ARCHIVIST OF THE YEAR

  • Monday, October 26, 2015
  • 6:30 PM
  • 38 W. 86th Street, Bard Grad Center
ANNADALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — The Scone Foundation will honor Dachau’s Archivist Albert Knoll with its annual Archivist of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes an archivist who has made a significant contribution to his profession in such areas as resisting censorship, preserving historical memory and fostering humanitarian dialogue, and by providing support to scholars conducting research in history and biography. This event will take place on Monday, October 26 at 6.30pm, at the Bard Graduate Center at 8. W. 86th St, NY, in conjunction with The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College. 

The introduction will be given by Nikolaus Wachsmann, Professor of Modern European History at Birbeck College, University of London. Professor Wachsmann, past winner of the Gladstone History Book Prize of the Royal Historical Society, is the author of the acclaimed new book KL: A History of the Concentration Camps.

Honoree Albert Knoll, b. 1958, has served the mission of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Museum since 1997. In addition to maintaining and expanding its archival work and databases, he has been instrumental in assisting relatives of former inmates as well as guiding researchers, scholars and authors around the world – including guest speaker Nikolaus Wachsmann. Knoll has written articles on illegal photos, homosexual prisoners, contemporary Nazi press coverage of Dachau, and contributed to the International Tracing Service’s first scholarly yearbook. He has also organized international workshops on the gathering of data on all categories of National Socialist victims. 

Past Honorees of the Scone Foundation Award include Conrad Crane (Director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks); Dr. Saad Eskander (Baghdad National Archives); Nancy Dupree (Director of the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University); and Dr. Yehoshua Freundlich, Director of the Israel State Archives and Mr. Khader Salameh and Director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in a joint award. Past speakers at this annual awards event have included Robert A. Caro, Lord Briggs (Asa Briggs), Robert Skidelsky and Richard Reeves. 

The Scone Foundation has recently entered into a collaborative agreement with the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College to sponsor the Archivist of the Year award, this year and in the future. The Hannah Arendt Center is the world’s most expansive home for bold and risky humanities thinking about our political world, inspired by the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the leading thinking of politics and active citizenship in the modern era.

To RSVP and for more information, please contact:
Scone Foundation sconefoundation@yahoo.com / 212-600-0841 or
Bard/Hannah Arendt Center: primoff@bard.edu / 845-7758-7412


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