Category Archives: TOLI in the News

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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Deborah Lauter Named TOLI ED

Deborah Lauter, leading civil and human rights activist, has been named Executive Director of The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI). Ms. Lauter brings a distinguished career in nonprofit and government service. In 2019, she was appointed to create and lead the New York City Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, […continue]

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FBI Albuquerque Thanks TOLI

The FBI in Albuquerque joined TOLI and educators at the New Mexico seminar, “Teaching the Holocaust for Social Justice” and tweeted a thank- you to the organization on June 14, 2022. The #FBI thanks The Olga Lengyel Institute @olgas_table for inviting us to speak to New Mexico teachers about hate crimes & our civil rights […continue]

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How the Holocaust shaped three generations of women

By Larry Luxner When Mignon Langnas, a nurse in a Jewish children’s hospital in Vienna, sent her small son and daughter on a ship to the United States after the Nazi invasion in 1939, she had no idea when — or if — she’d ever see them again. It was an agonizing choice, but her […continue]

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Portland Tribune – Clackamas County educators implement Holocaust curriculum

By Jaelen Ogadhoh Two Clackamas County educators are attending a five-day seminar focused on implementing Holocaust education and other instruction on racial and ethnic discrimination in Oregon. The program, called “Lessons from the Past: Understanding the Holocaust and Human Rights Violations” is taking place Aug. 2-6 at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust […continue]

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Loudoun Times-Mirror – Educator program explores effects of Holocaust, racial injustice

By John Battiston Last week, Loudoun County Public Schools partnered with The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Education (TOLI) to conduct a seminar exploring the Holocaust and Virginia’s history of racial injustice. Seventeen educators from Virginia and Maryland participated in the weeklong program, which was organized by Nicole Korsen and Jennifer Rodgers, teachers at Sterling’s […continue]

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