Category Archives: Press Releases

New York’s former hate crimes czar has a new mission: teaching the Holocaust

Three years after her appointment as the head of the brand-new office, Lauter stepped down in March to take a new job as executive director of the Olga Lengyel Instute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights, or TOLI, a New York-based nonprofit that promotes Holocaust education. Read more in the JTA>>

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New Mexico Jewish News Mentions TOLI

This June, a group of 14 teachers from around the state met for a week-long seminar, Teaching the Holocaust for Social Justice. This was the 9th year for the seminar, which is sponsored by the Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies, headquartered in New York, and which conducts Holocaust education programs for teachers throughout the […continue]

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Detroit Jewish News: Understanding Jewish Philanthropy

Samantha Caminker, a sophomore at Frankel Jewish Academy, writes how she presented $5,000 in grant money to two nonprofits as part of the Morris J. & Betty Kaplun Foundation Youth Board. Read more in the Detroit Jewish News>>

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Educators from Across US Gather in NY for Program on Holocaust Education at Time of Rising Extremism

New York City, NY – 20 educators from 15 US states along with two teachers from the EU are now in New York City for an advanced program on teaching Holocaust history and human rights from July 5-16. The seminar takes place at a time when hate crimes and extremism are on the rise, and […continue]

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Educators Meet in Charlotte to Teach Holocaust Education and Human Rights

Charlotte, NC – On July 24-29, educators from across North Carolina are taking part in a program in Charlotte to support teaching the Holocaust and and human rights. Titled “Defying the ‘Single Story’: Resistance, Holocaust, and Human Rights in the Classroom, the seminar takes place at a time when extremism and hate crimes against minorities […continue]

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Fox Point, Wisconsin Teachers Explore Holocaust and Human Rights Education

At a time of rising extremism, Wisconsin educators are convening through an international human rights and Holocaust education program On July 10-15, educators from across Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas are gathering for a seminar on teaching the Holocaust and the danger of intolerance. The seminar takes place as hate crimes in Wisconsin have increased dramatically […continue]

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MINNESOTA TEACHERS’ EVENT WILL EXPLORE HOLOCAUST AND NATIVE AMERICAN PERSECUTION

At a time of rising extremism, educators are convening for an international human rights and Holocaust education program On July 10-16, educators from across Minnesota are gathering for a five-day seminar focused on lessons from the Holocaust and the Dakota Exile. The program takes place at a time when hate crimes and extremism are on […continue]

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Educators from Across US Gather in NY for Program on Holocaust Education, Human Rights at Time of Rising Extremism

20 educators from 15 US states along with two teachers from the EU are now in New York City for an advanced program on teaching Holocaust history and human rights from July 5-16. The seminar takes place at a time when hate crimes and extremism are on the rise, and while social justice and human […continue]

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ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO POLAND SPEAKS TO EDUCATORS EXPLORING HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION AMID WAR AND REFUGEE CRISIS

War and emerging refugee crisis in Ukraine paints a backdrop for educators’ seminar on human rights and genocide in Krakow and Warsaw The Ambassador of Israel to Poland, H.E. Yacov Livne, joins 30 educators from across Poland in Krakow and Warsaw from July 4-8 for a seminar designed to develop awareness of historical and current […continue]

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AUTHOR OF BOOK ABOUT “HERO” LITHUANIAN GRANDFATHER WHO WAS NAZI WAR CRIMINAL TO SPEAK IN VILNIUS HOLOCAUST PROGRAM

An American writer whose book about her grandfather’s Nazi wartime collaboration with Nazism set off a controversy in Lithuania, will speak at a Holocaust program in Vilnius, June 27-July 1. Silvia Foti, author of “The Nazi’s Granddaughter, How I Learned My Grandfather Was a War Criminal”, set out to write a book about Jonas Noreika, […continue]

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Contact

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)