Category Archives: TOLI News

TOLI SIGNS COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH GREECE MINSTRY OF EDUCATION , JEWISH MUSEUM

US and Israel Ambassadors to Greece among notables at Athens program in November, addressed issue of hate crimes in Europe and Pittsburgh synagogue attacks   The second annual TOLI seminar in Greece took place in Athens, Nov.3-7, taking place days after the Pittsburgh synagogue attacks, focused on rising anti-Semitism and violent extremism in the US […continue]

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FIRST SEMINAR IN ITALY BRINGS TEACHERS TO ASTI

30 Italian  teachers came to Asti in Piedmont to learn about Holocaust education, a joint  program between TOLI and Fondazione CDEC   Piedmont, the stunningly beautiful region of northern Italy, known for its truffles, wine, and hazelnuts would seem to be an unusual venue for a seminar on the Holocaust.  Yet over 30 high school […continue]

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HOLOCAUST AND RESCUE ARE PROBED AT LISBON SEMINAR

Teaching the Holocaust in Portugal can provide a different perspective than that of most European countries. For one thing, historic anti-Semitism in Portugal resulted in the expulsion of Jews during the Inquisition. On the other, Portugal was neutral during World War II, allowing tens of thousands of Jews to escape from the Nazi genocide. Both […continue]

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Holocaust Education Seminar in Michigan Teachers Hear from Survivors, Visit Armenian Center

This July in Farmington Hills, Michigan, 16 educators gathered and bring the Holocaust back to the forefront of education during a week-long intensive seminar. Now in its seventh year, the seminar is one of many taking place across the country this summer, organized and sponsored by the Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI). Teachers from across Michigan […continue]

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Montana Seminar Returns to Billings, Spotlight on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes

What lessons can be drawn from learning about the Holocaust and Native American experience? That is what 35 educators considered during a week-long seminar that began on June 10 in Billings, Montana. Worlds Apart But Not Strangers is the title of the program, sponsored by The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights […continue]

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TOLI US Program Director, Sondra Perl: Overcoming Cultural Barriers through Writing

Sondra Perl, Director of TOLI US Programs, second from right, at a TOLI seminar in Wisconsin. Sondra Perl, Director of the Olga Lengyel Institute and academic architect of the TOLI seminars, traces her interest in Holocaust studies back to the summer of 1996, when she was teaching a graduate course for teachers in Austria. It […continue]

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13th Annual NYC Seminar Brings Teachers From Across The United States

TOLI held its thirteenth annual summer seminar in NYC from June 16 – 28, with participants including 23 middle school, high school, and college faculty members from across the United States and one from Greece. This year was especially notable in that with the participation of teachers from North Dakota, Vermont, and Hawaii, TOLI has […continue]

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TOLI SEMINAR IN POLAND FOR TEACHERS EXAMINES HOLOCAUST, ANTI-SEMITISM AND RACISM

The Olga Lengyel Institute conducted its first annual seminar for teachers in Poland, July 3-8, learning about the Holocaust and drawing upon its lessons to confront contemporary anti-Semitism, racism and abuse of human rights.  The seminar took place at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN), a partner in the program, and included […continue]

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TOLI Sacramento Seminar, Lens on Asian Americans: Japanese-American Internment, Laos Refugees

TOLI Seminar in Sacramento Lens on Asian American Experience: Japanese-American Internment of WWII and Mien Refugees of Laos June 22, 2018 How have the experiences of Japanese-American and Mien refugees in the 20th century impacted the history and culture of the West Coast and the United States? How can their experiences be shared within a […continue]

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HOLOCAUST SEMINAR EXAMINES GERMAN ANTI-JEWISH AND JIM CROW RACE LAWS

TOLI  TEACHERS’ PROGRAM IN JACKSON, MS. June 14, 2018 How can the experiences of African Americans who lived under Jim Crow Laws shed light on the segregation Jews in Europe faced under German anti-Jewish laws? That is what 23 educators considered during a groundbreaking 3-day seminar that took place last week in and around Jackson, […continue]

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