Category Archives: TOLI Highlights

TOLI 2018 Transnational Seminar in Austria

In mid-March of 2018, 12 TOLI teachers traveled from various parts of the United States to attend TOLI’s second transnational seminar, “Being in Dialogue: Social Engagement through Holocaust Awareness.” The seminar took place at the Bundesrealgymnasium in der Au, a new and innovative high school located in the heart of Innsbruck, nestled within the towering […continue]

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AT TOLI, REP. MALONEY PRESENTS BILL TO FUND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

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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Summer Satellite Seminars the Largest Number in TOLI’s History

In 2017, TOLI ran 11 satellite seminars in communities across the country, the largest number in its history. The summer 2017 schedule, which included five new locations, reflected TOLI’s ongoing effort to expand its nationwide network of Holocaust and social justice educators. TOLI launched new seminars in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, New Jersey, and Charlotte, North […continue]

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Teaching the Holocaust in Greece

In a country where the Jewish community was almost wiped out, extremism is on the rise, and anti-Semitism polls the highest in Europe, a seminar in Athens brings a timely and new approach to Holocaust education. For 35 secondary school teachers in Greece, summer holidays found them doing something quite different: taking almost a week […continue]

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TOLI’s First-Ever Leadership Conference Connects and Inspires Holocaust Educators

When the TOLI board decided to go ahead with its first-ever Leadership Conference for Holocaust Educators, it saw a unique opportunity to invest in its alumni. For starters, it wanted to strengthen the support network of Holocaust educators who attended the New York City Summer Seminar over the past decade. But it also wanted to […continue]

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TOLI Programs Grow in Europe

With seminars last summer in Greece, Romania and Bulgaria, TOLI is fast becoming a major resource in Europe for Holocaust education.  Along with Austria, which will host a second seminar, TOLI programs will expand in 2018 to Portugal, Poland and Hungary. “Europe is a priority for our work and we are gratified by the partnerships […continue]

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The Memorial Library Presents at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting in Atlanta

This past November, The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) and the Memorial Library offered an interactive workshop at the annual meeting of the National Writing Project (NWP), held in Atlanta, Georgia. The session, entitled Looking Back, Looking Forward: Teaching about the Holocaust and Social Justice, was well-attended by participating educators. It addressed the challenges inherent in […continue]

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Leadership Institute Lays the Foundation for Seven New Satellite Seminars

TOLI and the Memorial Library are pleased to announce that they will launch several new satellite seminars in the summer of 2017, part of an ongoing effort to expand a nationwide network of Holocaust and social justice educators. Graduates of the Library’s Leadership Institute, which took place from July 5-12, 2016, will co-lead the seminars […continue]

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The Power of Words: Teachers Lead with The Tikkun Olam Project

For participants in the Memorial Library’s annual New York City Summer, language and literature are among the most powerful forces in their classrooms. They are the tools with which they engage their students in meaningful discussion about the Holocaust, and they are what helps influence their classes to take up causes of social justice – […continue]

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For more information about The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights (TOLI), please contact info@tolinstitute.org

TOLI is located at 58 East 79th Street in Manhattan. (get directions)