TOLI Blog

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]

2021
May 6

Is it possible that a Holocaust memoir could be written too early? That was a question hovering  over a panel on April 6, commemorating Olga Lengyel, author of the 1946 memoir Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor’s True Story of Auschwitz. The book, one of the first published accounts of Auschwitz, did not receive much recognition [...continue]

2021
Feb 21

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]

2021
Feb 19

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]

2020
Nov 2

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]

2020
Nov 2

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]

2020
Nov 2

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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