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

Times of Israel – Why is online hate surging — and what can we do about it?

By Larry Luxner Six weeks after right-wing bigots, white supremacists and others violently stormed the US Capitol — and mere hours after the death of radio talk-show provocateur and conspiracy theorist Rush Limbaugh — two experts appeared via Zoom to discuss the proliferation of online hate. The Feb. 17 webinar showcased the findings of Andrew […continue]

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Irving Roth, 1929-2021- In Memoriam by Sondra Perl, National Program Director, TOLI

Irving Roth, 1929-2021 In Memoriam by Sondra Perl, National Program Director, TOLI “I don’t believe in miracles; I just depend on them.”  “Beware the signposts along the road to Auschwitz.”  “Teachers are the link between the dark history of the Holocaust and future generations. You carry the torch.” Over the years, hundreds of Holocaust educators […continue]

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TOLI SEMINAR FOR POLISH TEACHERS TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH ART

Some 40 educators in Poland took part in a unique eight-week program, Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights through Art, a TOLI seminar conducted in partnership with POLIN, Museum of the History of Polish Jews. During the online program from Sept.7— Oct.30, prominent lecturers in the visual arts – graphics, painting and photography – gave multi-media presentations on […continue]

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SUPPORT FOR TOLI ALUMNI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GRANTS

TOLI is offering two programs to support its widening network of teachers and educators throughout Europe.  First, TOLI has developed a pilot professional development program for 500 teachers from Romania and Bulgaria. The program consists of a series of webinars for teachers to expand their understanding of the Holocaust and human rights, learn about new […continue]

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TEACHERS FROM 15 COUNTRIES IN FIRST EUROPEAN TRANSNATIONAL SEMINAR: THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS

TOLI is conducting an  11-week online professional development opportunity for teachers in Europe (September 21-December 7) bringing  together 42 participants from 15 countries. This seminar, in partnership with the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara and with support from the Council of Europe, is addressed to teachers working in Europe who are interested in developing their competencies […continue]

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