TOLI Blog

2022
Mar 3

TOLI strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, an unprovoked assault that has brought incalculable suffering and loss of life to the people of Ukraine.  We deplore President Putin’s justification for the attack as “denazification,” a gross distortion of Holocaust history applied to a democratic country whose Jewish president lost family in the Holocaust.   [...continue]

2022
Jan 18

We are grateful that all the hostages held in the Colleyville, Texas synagogue were released unharmed, with appreciation to first responders. The event, following the deadly attacks on the synagogues in Pittsburgh, 2018, and Poway, CA, 2019 is a painful reminder of the fact that Jewish institutions in America are at risk for terrorist attacks. [...continue]

2021
Oct 12

            Renowned Historian Sees Lessons from Holocaust as important in era of rising Authoritarianism Holocaust education can provide an important test of democracy, said the renowned historian, Timothy Snyder. “Democracy is about self-correction. It’s about reflection, and Holocaust history is an opportunity to reflect, and to correct,” he said, speaking [...continue]

2021
Jul 8

By John Battiston Last week, Loudoun County Public Schools partnered with The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Education (TOLI) to conduct a seminar exploring the Holocaust and Virginia’s history of racial injustice. Seventeen educators from Virginia and Maryland participated in the weeklong program, which was organized by Nicole Korsen and Jennifer Rodgers, teachers at Sterling’s [...continue]

2021
May 25

The recent fighting between Israel and Hamas has been accompanied by a shocking surge of anti-Semitism in the US and abroad. Jews have been physically attacked in streets and public places across the US and in Europe.  A wave of anti-Jewish hate has proliferated in social media. We deplore these attacks and urge civic and religious [...continue]

2021
May 19

We welcome the passage of the anti-Asian hate crimes legislation by the House yesterday. It is a strong bipartisan demonstration that Congress and the American people stand united against the proliferation of attacks against Asian Americans, much of it resulting from vile conspiracy theories during the pandemic. The bill, which follows a similar measure that [...continue]

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