Category Archives: TOLI in the News

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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Leaders of the Holocaust Educators Network reflect on trip to Poland and Israel

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Sondra Perl and Jennifer Lemberg discuss the meaning of leading eighteen teachers from across the United States on a trip sponsored by the Memorial Library. Read the article here.

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Nebraska satellite seminar leaders speak about traveling to Poland and Israel

In a radio interview for KFOR in Lincoln, NE, Jane Connealy, Katie Elsener, and Tom Seib, leaders of the Nebraska satellite seminar There is No Future Without Memory: Exploring the Holocaust and Social Justice, talk about what it was like to see Poland and Israel for the first time and how it will affect their […continue]

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Oregon teacher participates in Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers’ Program

Carrie McCallum, member of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, was selected to participate in the 2011 Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher’s Program. As part of this three-week program, McCallum visited the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, Yad Vashem in Israel, and concentration camps in Poland and Germany. Read more about her experience here.

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Lori Menning hosts Holocaust survivor Henry Golde in New London, WI

District Bilingual Coordinator Lori Menning welcomed Henry Golde, Holocaust survivor and author of Ragdolls to her school in New London, WI. Mr. Golde presented to an audience that included bilingual students, Culture Club members, and faculty. Read more about his visit here.

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Lotte Frankel, Holocaust survivor, visits Rahway, NJ high school students

Students in an elective African American Literature class were excited to meet with 99-year old Lotte Frankel, who survived the Holocaust in hiding in Yugoslavia and France. Debra Maller arranged the visit, Frankel’s first time speaking about her experience in public, with the support of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Read more about […continue]

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Michigan teachers offer satellite seminar in Holocaust education

Three former summer seminar participants led a six-day satellite seminar at Western Michigan University in August of 2011. The program was attended by teachers from across the state with the support of every Writing Project site in Michigan. Read the article here.

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