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Jews in Romania, once home to one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities, suffered deeply during the Holocaust. Nearly 400,000 Jews were killed in Romania or territories it controlled as an ally of Nazi Germany, with only 10,000 or so living in the country today. Yet young Romanians know very little about the Holocaust, or Jewish […continue]

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Donna Amelkin, TOLI Alumna and Parkland, FL. Teacher: Coping With Tragedy and Facing New Challenges After School Shooting

When news broke in February that a shooting took place at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we quickly became aware that a 2017 New York TOLI Seminar alumna was in the school during the tragedy. Donna Amelkin, a teacher of 25 years with a Masters degree in Social Work and Family Therapy, created […continue]

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TOLI Programs Grow in Europe

With seminars last summer in Greece, Romania and Bulgaria, TOLI is fast becoming a major resource in Europe for Holocaust education.  Along with Austria, which will host a second seminar, TOLI programs will expand in 2018 to Portugal, Poland and Hungary. “Europe is a priority for our work and we are gratified by the partnerships […continue]

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Radio Show: Reflections on the Memorial Library Summer Seminar in NYC

On February 14, 2013,The Memorial Library Summer Seminar was showcased on the National Writing Project’s Blog Talk Radio Show. Sondra Perl and Jennifer Lemberg were joined by by summer seminar participants Tai Basurto (2012), Carol Revelle (2011), and Melissa Flanagan (2007) to reflect on their experiences during the seminar and the ways in which they […continue]

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HEN teacher and satellite leader Jane Connealy becomes “Satellite Seminar Coordinator.”

We are pleased to announce that Jane Connealy, HEN ’07, is joining the HEN staff as the Coordinator of our Summer Satellite Program. Having worked for the past three years as a satellite leader in Lincoln, NB, along with her colleagues Katie Elsener and Tom Seib, Jane brings first-hand knowledge of what’s involved in running […continue]

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Salisbury University’s Diana Wagner Earns Holocaust Educators Network Fellowship

SALISBURY, MD—Dr. Diana Wagner of Salisbury University’s Education Specialties Department is used to assigning homework to her students. But like all good teachers, she also has some of her own. Upon completing the Holocaust Educators Network’s (HEN’s) annual summer seminar at New York City’s Memorial Library, she was charged with using her experience to help […continue]

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New Leadership Institute to be held in June of 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be initiating another two-stage process in support of a second group of satellite seminars. The first step for anyone interested in this program is to apply to the Leadership Institute which will take place at the Memorial Library in June 2013. Those who are accepted into this […continue]

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Alabama Teachers Plant the Seed for More Effective Holocaust Education

Enithie Hunter and Lisa Light, 2010 Memorial Library summer seminar participants, share a passion for finding the most effective ways to teach about one of the darkest atrocities of the 20th-century, which translates into their work as teacher consultants for the Jacksonville State University Writing Project (JSUWP). This summer, Hunter and Light took what they […continue]

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