Join us for this special presentation in honor of Black History Month

This two-person show highlights the parallels between Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. [...read more]

Amidst War, Teachers Show up in Ukraine for TOLI Seminar

Twenty-seven teachers showed up virtually for the TOLI International Program in Ukraine. [...read more]

Educators convened in Croatia, November 17-21

Our recent International Program took place in Croatia, bringing together regional educators for discussions on Holocaust history and connecting contemporary issues of human rights and social justice. [...read more]

Exploring Virginia's history of racial injustice

Teacher explore the connection between Jim Crow laws in America and Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg laws. [...read more]

Teaching social justice issues in the heartland

The horrors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre demonstrate the need to teach social justice and tolerance within our communities. [...read more]

Bulgaria Seminar: Rescue of Jewish Community And Legacy Today

Annual program is held at the American University of Bulgaria [...read more]

TOLI TEACHER PROGRAMS 2023:
SIXTEEN ACROSS THE US;
TEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Twenty-six Holocaust education programs for teachers – 16 in US, 10 in Europe – are scheduled by TOLI for 2023. These teachers will join the 4000 educators who have participated in TOLI’s intensive professional development seminars.

 

 This map shows the US states and European countries where TOLI programs will take place.

HANDBOOK FOR EUROPEAN TEACHERS

The TOLI Europe office has produced a handbook for an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the Holocaust and contemporary human rights. Based on the experience with thousands of teachers, the TOLI manual offers essential guidelines to European educators for maximum effect in classrooms.

 

TOLI in the News

EdWeek: Teaching the Holocaust Is Daunting—But Critical

This Friday, Jan. 27, we observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camps, commemorating the millions of Jews […continue]

RNS: Teaching teachers about the Holocaust and its lessons for democracy today

The Olga Lengyel Institute trains schoolteachers to view the Holocaust as a prism for understanding social injustice, bigotry and hatred. Read more in Religion News Service>>

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Impact Grants

“The War Within These Walls” Reading and Community Discussion

Recipients:
  • Christina Cote- Reinhart, Gardiner Public School, Gardiner, Montana

“From the Ashes: Art of the Holocaust,” Exhibit and Event

Recipients:
  • Scott Lone, West Bend East High School, West Bend, Wisconsin

“This Is Home Now: Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors Speak,” Photography Exhibit

Recipients:
  • Jacqueline Kohl, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky

Graduates of TOLI Summer Seminars are eligible to apply for impact grants to support projects in their classrooms, their schools, and their communities. Grants are awarded to support a wide variety of classroom work, visits by Holocaust survivors, field trips to Holocaust centers and other relevant sites, and extended programming and community outreach that bring Holocaust and social justice education to wider audiences.

Learn about IMPACT GRANTS
US Grants
Euro Grants

Regional Programs

In the US, eight seminars took place in 2022 across the country. The seminars are professional development programs for educators to teach the Holocaust and, through that lens, view the onset historical atrocities and the dangers of extremism and intolerance.

Program Locations

Learn about Regional Programs

International Programs

In Europe, TOLI programs take place this year in ten countries, mainly in Eastern Europe where almost all of the Jewish communities were destroyed in the Holocaust. Over 1,500 educators have participated in TOLI seminars, titled “Learning from the Past, Acting for the Future.”

Program Locations

Learn about International Programs