Category Archives: TOLI in the News

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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At the Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), Rep. Carolyn Maloney announced the Never Again Education Act, which she introduced to Congress. The bill would enable funding for Holocaust education programs around the country. Press release by the Office of Representative Carolyn B. Maloney. During Holocaust Remembrance Week, Rep. Maloney Announces Bipartisan Legislation on Holocaust Education NEW […continue]

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OP-ED. As Holocaust Denial Becomes More Mainstream, ‘Never Again’ Must Begin In The Classroom

Holocaust denial has gone from the margins to the mainstream, write TOLI leaders David Field and Mark Berez in this Op-ed.  Education is the most effective response. This article originally appeared in Jewish Week of New York. As Holocaust Denial Becomes More Mainstream, ‘Never Again’ Must Begin In The Classroom Holocaust denial, an insidious form of […continue]

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Paula Mercier’s students in New Hampshire mount “Everyone Counts” project

In the spring of 2012, Paula Mercier (’10) of Kearsage Regional Middle School, New Hampshire, took her students on a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Several of them were inspired to mount the “Everyone Counts” project, designed to raise awareness of the Holocaust while raising money for those in need. Read an […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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Erin DeHart of York College, NE leads student trip to NYC and Washington, DC

With the support of a mini-grant from the Memorial Library as well as other funding, 2009 summer seminar participant led 22 students from York College, Nebraska on a trip that included visits to relevant sites in New York and Washington, DC. The students were all enrolled in a summer course, “Special Studies: the Holocaust,” that […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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