Teachers take part in NC Holocaust Seminar as Extremism, Hatred Surge in US


On July 11-16, educators from the Carolinas will gather in Charlotte, for a program on teaching the Holocaust and viewing other atrocities through its prism. The seminar takes place as extremism and attacks on minorities have reached alarming levels in the US. 

The seminar, Defying the “Single Story”: Resistance, Holocaust, and Human Rights in the Classroom, focuses on acts of resistance through the lenses of Holocaust partisans and resisters, Native Peoples, and Civil Rights activists. 

Organized 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, examine its causes and consequences, and apply its lessons to today’s world.

The program will include field experiences to the Catawba Indian Nation Reservation in South Carolina, a visit to Temple Beth El at Shalom Park, and an exploration of the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Charlotte.

The seminar is sponsored in part by North Carolina Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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

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