Educators Gather in Salisbury for Holocaust Education Program as Hate Crimes Surge, July 18-23


On July 18-23, educators from across Maryland will gather in Salisbury to participate in a week-long seminar, The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education. The program focuses on meaningful ways to teach the Holocaust and other events that reflect intolerance and persecution. Teachers will explore the history of the Holocaust and European antisemitism, the Rwandan genocide, and the concept of memory and memorialization. 

The seminar takes place as hate-fueled extremism and attacks on minorities have reached alarming levels in the US. 

Sponsored annually by The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights, the program enables teachers to present the Holocaust as a watershed event in history, to examine its causes and consequences, and apply its lessons to today’s world and issues of local concern.

The program will include a field experience to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Site, presentation by Carl Wilkens, and a virtual tour which includes the USHMM, concentration camps, and Yad Vashem. The seminar is led by educators Julia Berg and Sandy Pope.


For more information about The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI), please contact

TOLI is located at 58 East 79th Street in Manhattan. (get directions)