Virtual Events

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TOLI presents virtual events monthly, featuring scholars, writers, journalists, and others on topics relating to our mission: Holocaust education, human rights, antisemitism and racism, and strengthening democracy and pluralism. You can register for our upcoming programs or view previous ones by clicking on the links below.

80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: An Eyewitness Account with Alex Groth, Survivor and Scholar

Monday | April 17 | 5:00 PM ET

On April 17, the day before Holocaust Remembrance Day, we also mark the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, one of the largest forms of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

Alex Groth was a nine-year-old boy living in the Warsaw Ghetto with his mother when the uprising began against the Nazi deportation to the death camps. Remarkably, they escaped the atrocities and were hidden in Poland during the remainder of the war. They left for the US, where Alex built a distinguished career as a political scientist — he is an Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Davis — and author of many books, including Holocaust Voices, a collection of interviews and observations conducted with Holocaust survivors.

Join us to hear Alex’s compelling story of resistance, survival, and freedom.

Andrew Silow-Caroll, JTA’s Managing Editor for Ideas and editor at large of the New York Jewish Week, will conduct the interview and lead a discussion with the eyewitness and Scholar of this historic event.

Recent Zoom Events

March 23, 2023 – “The Vatican, The Holocaust, and World War II”

February 15, 2023 – “Letters from Anne and Martin”

January 19, 2023 – “Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming out in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

December 13, 2022 – “US and the Holocaust”

December 06, 2022 – “Forty Years After Sophie’s Choice: Hollywood and the Holocaust”

May 11, 2022 – “Imperfect Justice: The Quest for Holocaust Restitution”

April 28, 2022 – “Yom HaShoah: Assia’s Story

April 12, 2022 – “Grim Lessons from the Field: On War Crimes and Genocide”

March 28, 2022 – “Ukraine, The Refugee Crisis and Learning from History”

March 22, 2022 – “The Danger of Extremism in America – And How to Stop It”

Jan. 26, 2022 – “Images of Endurance: The Last Holocaust Survivor”

Nov. 4, 2021 – “Holocaust Restitution: The Struggle Continues”

Oct. 26, 2021 – “Book Launch: Becoming a Holocaust Educator

Oct. 6, 2021 – “Professor Timothy Snyder: The Holocaust and Lessons for Today”

Sept. 30, 2021 – “Nevertheless, They Resisted: The Women Who Defied Nazi Rule During the Holocaust”

June 24, 2021 – “Confronting the Surge of Anti-Semitism in Europe and the US”

May 13, 2021 – “American Political Leaders and Their Responses to the Holocaust”

April 28, 2021 – “Justice Denied: How Nazi War Criminals Escaped Punishment”

April 6, 2021 – “Remembering Olga Lengyel and Five Chimneys”

March 10, 2021 – “The Nazi’s Granddaughter” a Conversation with author Silvia Foti

Feb, 17, 2021 – Extremism 2021: The Surge of Hate Online and in the Community



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