Nebraska Application 2015

  • Your application should include:

    1. completed application form (below)

    2. a personal statement, no longer than two pages, in which you describe:

    The context in which you teach and the issues, both large and small, that shape your students’ lives both in and outside of school. In other words, identify the area of critical need in your school, town, or community as you see it and explain to what degree a lack of available resources or local social justice problem affects your students’ learning.

    Specifically, please address the following questions:

    What draws you to this institute? What is it about the subject that engages you personally?

    Specific questions you may have or areas of interest you would like to pursue, and/or any area in which you have already developed some expertise regarding Holocaust study.

    What you hope to accomplish as a result of having attended the seminar?
    How might participation in this seminar help you address the area of critical need identified above?

    We don’t expect you to be an expert in Holocaust Education scholarship or pedagogy prior to attending the seminar. However, we would like your essay to convey a sense of what it is that you hope to achieve, what knowledge, background, or perspective you will bring, and what it is that defines you as an educator. Knowing this about you will help us to select a varied and dynamic group of fellows able to challenge, inform, and inspire one another through their unique viewpoints and bases of knowledge.
  • 1. Personal Information

  • 2. Teaching Background

  • Writing Project Background, if applicable:

  • Tell us how your teaching has included Social Justice, and/or specifically the Holocaust, or how you hope to explore these topics in your classroom.

    Describe your interest and/or education in Holocaust studies.

    Share with us your concerns and questions about teaching the Holocaust / Social Justice.
  • In order to reserve your spot for the Satellite Seminar, the Memorial Library requests a valid credit card number for a good faith deposit of $50. Card numbers will be entered via a secure website portal. Your credit card will only be charged if you cancel two weeks or less prior to the start of the seminar or if you withdraw without notice. The charge serves as reimbursement for meals and resource materials ordered on your behalf.
  • Price: $ 50.00
  • American Express


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

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