The Holocaust and Civil Rights: Wisconsin’s History

Date: Plans for 2021 are currently underway. Applications will open in early 2021.
Location: Milwaukee (Fox Point), Wisconsin

The Wisconsin satellite seminar is designed for teachers who seek to deepen their content knowledge and explore best practices in Holocaust education. Held at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee, the seminar includes a visit to the Illinois Holocaust Memorial Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, and America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee. Participants will have the opportunity to hear survivor testimony and attend presentations by experts in Jewish history, as well as learn about contemporary Jewish life. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of civil rights in Wisconsin. Engaging as teachers and learners, participants will acquire multiple teaching strategies and a variety of resources to apply in their classrooms. The seminar’s content is processed through inquiry-based reflective writing and the development of action plans educators can apply in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

2021 applications will open in early 2021.Please contact our Satellite Seminar coordinator, Wendy Zagray Warren, at for more information.

We are very grateful for the funding awarded to our 2019 Wisconsin satellite seminar “A Multi-Generational Approach to Holocaust and Social Justice Education.” Thank you Bader Philanthropies for your ongoing support!
This program is made possible by grants from:
  • Marcus Family Charitable Trust
  • Peck Foundation
  • Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
  • Bud and Suzanne Selig
  • Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation (Milwaukee Jewish Federation)


  • Scott Lone

    Scott Lone, a public school teacher for 23 years, currently teaches at West Bend East High School. He has included Holocaust and social justice education in his classroom throughout his career, but began to focus on engaging his students in Holocaust research ten years ago. Scott is a 2014 Olga Lengyel Institute Fellow, and has also completed the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program (HAJRTP).  He is also a  2018-19 Teacher Fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Scott has traveled to Israel to study at Yad Vashem and spent time in Poland and Germany, visiting Holocaust memorial sites and walking the sacred grounds of concentration and death camps. He was part of TOLI’s  transnational seminar in Innsbruck, Austria in 2018.  Scott is a past recipient of Wisconsin’s GSA for Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award.  
  • Amber Tilley

    Amber Tilley, English Language Arts teacher at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, has been an educator for 22 years. She has focused on social justice throughout her career, but after having read Night by Elie Wiesel, also became passionate about Holocaust education. In 2011, Amber traveled to eastern Europe and visited Holocaust sites, including Ponar, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Terezin. In 2013, she went to Israel and studied at Yad Vashem. Amber took part in the 2016 TOLI Summer Seminar, furthering her understanding of Holocaust education and establishing herself in a network of Holocaust educators. She has a BA in English, a M.Ed in Education, and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.


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)