Programs Now Live in US and Europe

Hundreds of educators across the US and Europe are taking part this summer. [ more]

Using the lens of human rights in Lithuania

TOLI’s Lithuania seminar brings together 30 educators from across the country. [ more]

Exploring Virginia's history of racial injustice

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

Annual TOLI Student Art Exhibit Concludes with over 300 submissions

Over 300 projects from seven countries. [ more]


The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) provides professional development seminars for educators in the US and abroad that link the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to current world events, working with teachers to promote a human rights and social justice agenda in their classrooms.



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“The War Within These Walls” Reading and Community Discussion

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

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

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

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

  • Jacqueline Kohl, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky

Graduates of TOLI Summer Seminars are eligible to apply for mini-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 Mini-Grants
US Grants
Euro Grants

Satellite Programs

In the US, there are eleven TOLI seminars across the country, where educators also address issues of social justice and human rights. The flagship program for advanced Holocaust educators will take place in New York City, July 5-16, the first time in-person since the onset of the pandemic.

Satellite Locations

Learn about Satellite Programs

International Programs

In Europe, TOLI programs are underway and located in ten countries, the majority in Eastern Europe, including Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania.

Program Locations

Learn about International Programs