Welcome to The Olga Lengyel Institute

  • A student in Mike Madden’s class in Sugar Land, Texas, prepares the Hall of Remembrance to prepare for a community-wide event. [...continue reading]
  • Students in in Boise, Idaho celebrate their accomplishments in the “Story, Humanity, Home” project led by Diane Williams. [...continue reading]
  • Seminar Participant Michelle Sadrena Clark (’13) with President Obama at the USC Shoah Foundation Gala in Los Angeles. [...continue reading]
  • HEN teachers and faculty create portrait boxes on day 1 of the summer seminar. [...continue reading]
  • Irving Roth, Holocaust survivor and Director of the Holocaust Resource Center- Temple Judea, speaks with participant Andrea Kirkpatrick. [...continue reading]
  • Concluding an all-day writing marathon at the Voices of Liberty exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan. [...continue reading]
  • Rabbi Greg Wall brings klezmer music to our classroom, Auschwitz survivor Olga Lengyel’s former dining room. [...continue reading]
  • After days of immersion in Holocaust history and testimony, HEN teachers and faculty enjoy an evening in NY harbor aboard Captain Pat’s schooner. [...continue reading]
  • HEN teachers approach the memorial at the entry gate to the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin, Poland. [...continue reading]
  • Teachers in the 2013 Leadership Institute held at John Jay College, CUNY, receive advanced training before mounting seminars in their home states. [...continue reading]

Contact

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)

The mission of TOLI is to educate students in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world about human rights and social justice through the lens of the Holocaust and other genocides so that such atrocities may never again take place.

To accomplish its mission, TOLI provides professional development seminars for educators in the US and abroad that link the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides to current world events, thereby working with teachers to promote a human rights and social justice agenda in their classrooms. Read more about TOLI.

Holocaust Educators in Action

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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