Category Archives: Press Releases

Educators Gather in St. Cloud for Holocaust Education Program as Hate Crimes Surge

Program to focus on the roots of antisemitism and the impact of state and federal policy on Indigenous Peoples. On July 11-17, seventeen educators from Minnesota, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Mississippi will gather in St. Cloud to participate in a week-long seminar focused on teaching the Holocaust and Dakota Exile. Teachers will explore the parallels between […continue]

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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 […continue]

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California program for educators on Holocaust and other atrocities, July 8-29

Virtual event taking place as extremism and hate crimes surge across America Sixteen educators from four different states, along with dynamic speakers and presenters from across the nation, will gather on July 8-29 for a virtual program on teaching the Holocaust and human rights. The seminar takes place when attacks on Jews and other minorities […continue]

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Program focuses on the history of racial injustice in Virginia

June 21-25, seventeen educators from Virginia and Maryland will gather virtually, with in-person field trips to DC and Leesburg, VA, for a program on teaching the Holocaust. The seminar takes place when extremism and attacks on minorities have reached alarming levels in the US. The seminar, Bringing Human Rights into the Classroom through Exploration of […continue]

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Educators Gather in Tulsa to Study Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Tulsa Race Massacre

Educators from Oklahoma will gather in Tulsa, June 21-25,  for a  program Social Justice Lessons in the Heartland: Exploring the Holocaust and Human Rights in Oklahoma’s History. The seminar  will explore the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and provide strategies to teach Oklahoma history through social justice.  The seminar, sponsored and organized by the Olga Lengyel […continue]

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Teachers Join Summer Programs to Confront Surge of Hate

With extremism and hate crimes unprecedentedly high across the US, many teachers are availing themselves of TOLI Holocaust education programs this summer as a lens through which to address the causes and consequences of intolerance. “History, specifically the Holocaust, has taught us what happens when good people stand by and do nothing. This generation is […continue]

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Nineteen educators from Montana, Oregon, and Wisconsin will gather in Billings, June 13-19,  for a  program on teaching the Holocaust.  The seminar takes place when extremism and attacks on minorities have reached alarming levels in the US.  The seminar, Worlds Apart but not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All, focuses upon the impact […continue]

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Holocaust Seminar Underway in Arizona as Antisemitism Surges in US

Ten educators from Arizona will gather virtually this week and next for a Holocaust education program. The seminar takes place when anti-Semitic attacks in the US have reached an unprecedented high level. Earlier this month, a synagogue was desecrated with swastikas  in Tucson, while in other parts of the US, several violent attacks against Jews […continue]

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HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND ANTI-SEMITISM   By David Field and Mark Berez   As we approach the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the timing of this important event coincides with an unprecedented escalation of anti-Semitism. From Pittsburgh to Paris, the killing of Jews in their synagogues and homes, within living memory of the Holocaust, […continue]

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TOLI Seminars in 2018: 13 US Cities, 7 European Countries, Bringing Lessons of Holocaust to Classroom and Communities

Over 500 teachers will attend professional development seminars in the US and Europe during the next four months, learning about the Holocaust, bringing its lessons to their classrooms and communities to confront rising intolerance and extremism.  The seminars, 20 altogether, range from Billings, Montana to Warsaw, Poland. They are sponsored and organized by the Olga […continue]

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