Category Archives: TOLI in the News

Great Falls Tribune- Teachers In Billings Learn From History’s Tragedies

BILLINGS — As an educator, Lacy Watson has invested in not just learning about, but learning from the worst of history. She once attended a special Holocaust training program that included a trip to Europe, visiting sites of death camps. Watson, a West High teacher who grew up in Fort Benton, believes that understanding the […continue]

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MassLive- Teacher Seminar to Focus on Holocaust Lessons for Today

AMHERST – Teachers from across New England will attend a professional development seminar on the Holocaust July 15 through 20 at the University of Massachusetts. Some six million Jews and others were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators who considered them inferior and the seminar will look at what lessons can be learned from these crimes […continue]

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Billings Gazette- The Holocaust and American Indian Massacres: Teachers in Billings learn from history’s tragedies

The Billings, Montana Seminar, Worlds Apart But Not Strangers was featured in the Billings Gazette, the main newspaper of Western Montana. “It’s somewhat common for students to lack knowledge of Native American history. But it’s also not unheard of for students to be unaware of the Holocaust, the systematic killing of about 6 million Jews […continue]

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New York Jewish Week- Shoah Teacher Training Growing Amid Toxic Politics

Two weeks before Yom HaShoah, which occurs next Thursday, a high school teacher in rural Michigan gave a presentation about the Holocaust at a genocide conference at Michigan State University. While a colleague was developing a Holocaust Remembrance Day program for next week, he explained, he was planning a Shoah education program he will co-direct […continue]

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CNN Features TOLI Op-Ed On Importance Of Holocaust Education

We are pleased to share with you this op-ed written by Harry D. Wall, a member of TOLI’s Board of Directors, which appeared on for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th. Ignorance about the Holocaust is growing By Harry D. Wall Updated 2311 GMT (0711 HKT) January 27, 2019 (CNN)- Ignorance about the Holocaust is […continue]

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THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK – Teaching The Holocaust In The Land Of Truffles

Over 30 teachers from Italy gather for a training seminar in Northern Italy.

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BOSTON JEWISH ADVOCATE: Amherst, Mass. Teaching the Holocaust Through Writing

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Full look at the Holocaust

Published by THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s a weighty and powerful job to teach children about one of the most infamous genocides in modern history. And about 25 educators from across the state spent some of their summer learning how best to do just that. Read the full article here.       […continue]

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Customizing Holocaust education, and applicable lessons, in America and Europe

Published by the JEWISH NEWS SYNDICATE: The first seminar, which concluded on June 7 in Jackson, Miss., compared the exclusionary policies of Nazi Germany with the Jim Crow laws operating during the same time period in the United States. BY ELIANA RUDEE (June 19, 2018 / JNS) In the context of a rising tide of extremism and anti-Semitism in […continue]

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Why Genocide Education? To Be ‘An Upstander And Not A Bystander’

We are pleased and proud to share this article about Corey Harbaugh, TOLI alumnus and co-leader of our Michigan seminar. Corey makes a powerful argument for genocide education in our schools. This article originally appeared in WMUK. WSW: Why Genocide Education? To Be ‘An Upstander And Not A Bystander,’ Expert Says By EARLENE MCMICHAEL • MAY 24, 2018 […continue]

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