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Honoring Resilience: Learning from the Holocaust and Dakota Exile

At Oheyawahi, a sacred Dakota site, attempts are made to balance the colonizing narrative with a greater indigenous perspective. Sponsored by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), Honoring Resilience: Learning from the Holocaust and Dakota Exile, will explore what can happen when people are dehumanized by a dominating group. Specific examples will include the treatment of […continue]

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Defying the “Single Story”: Resistance, Holocaust, and Human Rights in the Classroom

This seminar brings together teachers from across the Carolinas who are looking to deepen their practice of teaching the Holocaust and and human rights. Our overarching theme is resistance, and we investigate this idea in a number of ways. We will focus on acts of resistance through the lenses of Holocaust partisans and resisters, Native Peoples […continue]

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Looking to the Past to Envision the Future: Holocaust Education and Lessons for Today

The Wisconsin satellite seminar is designed for teachers who seek to deepen their content knowledge and explore best practices in Holocaust education. The seminar will be held virtually in 2021 with the hopes of incorporating a field day at the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum in Skokie, Illinois pending the status of the pandemic. Participants will […continue]

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Examining our Shared Humanity: Holocaust Education and Social Responsibility

Examining Our Shared Humanity brings together teachers from across Massachusetts who are looking to deepen their practice of teaching the Holocaust, other genocides, and helping their students consider the role of social responsibility. Participants will take an inquiry-based, multi-disciplinary approach to their study of the Holocaust and more recent genocides. They will use writing as […continue]

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The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education

The Holocaust, Human Rights, and the Role of Education welcomes up to 20 educators each summer to study the Holocaust and genocide in the context of local civil rights and social justice issues. Participants work together to build content knowledge and explore pedagogically appropriate ways to engage their students in the study of the Holocaust, other genocides, […continue]

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