Educators Gather virtually for Holocaust Education Program as Hate Crimes Surge, July 26-30


On July 26-30, educators from across Wisconsin will gather virtually to participate in a week-long seminar on teaching the Holocaust and the danger of intolerance. The seminar takes place as hate-fueled extremism and attacks on minorities have reached alarming levels in the US. 

Looking to the Past to Envision the Future: Holocaust Education and Lessons for Today focuses on meaningful ways to teach the Holocaust and other events that reflect intolerance and persecution.

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 testimonies from survivors, presentations by experts in Jewish history, and an in-person field experience to the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum. The seminar is led by educators Scott Lone and Amber Tilley.


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)