Category Archives: TOLI in the News

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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Laurel Library to discuss Hitler’s Holocaust

January 3, 2011 Laurel Library to discuss Hitler’s Holocaust The Times-Tribune, Corbin, KY CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer At it’s Holocaust Reading Series, the effect of Germany’s Nazi regime during World War II will be discussed monthly at the Laurel County Public Library over the next five months. The Holocaust, which […continue]

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NCHS students visit with Holocaust survivor during video conference

from The Natchitoches Times NCHS students visit with Holocaust survivor during video conference By Leigh Guidry Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 11:34 PM CST About 20 Natchitoches Central High School sophomores experienced a piece of living history Tuesday during a live video conference with Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein. Sophomore Tyler Turner even spoke to […continue]

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