Category Archives: TOLI in the News

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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Holocaust survivor Melitta Stein visits Kate Carbaugh’s school in PA

As part of their study of the Holocaust, McConnellsburg Middle School students heard from Melitta Stein, who was born in Czechoslovakia and was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Read the article here.

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Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys is released in Spanish

Memorial Library founder Olga Lengyel’s gripping testimony, Five Chimneys, has been released in a Spanish-language edition for the first time since its original publication in 1947. Read an article about it (text in Spanish) here.

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Pius X teachers selected to lead Holocaust education program

Pius X teachers selected to lead Holocaust education program Three teachers at Lincoln Pius X High School have been have been selected to lead a 2011 Memorial Library Summer Satellite on Holocaust education in Lincoln. Jane Connealy, Katie Elsener and Tom Seib were selected as three of a dozen  leaders nation, based on the strength […continue]

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York College, NE students visit New York City and Washington, DC

Professor Erin DeHart led her class on a trip to two major eastern cities that included a visit to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. As part of their preparation, students read Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys and Irving Roth’s Bondi’s Brother and exchanged ideas and responses online. Read more about their experience here.

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