Learning from the Past – Acting for the Future
Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights

Kyiv, Ukraine, 1-5 November, 2019

This project is developed by The Olga Lengyel Institute, in partnership with Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies.  

The aim of the project is to contribute to increasing the quality of education regarding the Holocaust and human rights in Ukraine. The program provides a rich opportunity to integrate national and international approaches in teaching about these topics and in understanding the contemporary relevance of this important part of modern history.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Develop teachers’ awareness of historical and current dialectical discussions concerning the Holocaust;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of the impact of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination at individual, group and society level;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of the Jewish life before and after the Holocaust;
  • Increase appreciation for innovative, student-centered teaching methods, including extra-curricular activities and partnerships between school and other institutions and organizations
  • Promote a blended approach of Holocaust education and education for Human Rights.

The methodology of the training is learner centered, based on the principles of experiential learning and a human rights-based approach in education. A variety of methods are used in order to stimulate the engagement of participants, their reflections and a high level of interaction: presentations, analysis, discussions, reflections, group work, videos, visits, guest speakers, survivors’ testimonies, etc.

Please note that while we encourage teachers from all countries to apply for our European seminars, TOLI will be unable to cover travel expenses for those living outside of the country in which the seminar is held. Please contact Oana Nestian-Sandu with questions at


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

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