Virtual Events

Join TOLI for Upcoming Virtual Events:

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.

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 5:00 PM ET

Join us for this special program featuring Dina Kraft, co-author of the NY Times bestselling book, My Friend Anne Frank: The Inspiring and Heartbreaking Story of Best Friends Torn Apart and Reunited Against All Odds. The narrative is by the late Hannah Pick-Goslar, who tells the story of her special friendship with Anne, including their shared childhood experiences of innocence; the trauma of Nazi persecution in Holland; and of their last, tragic encounter, starving and near death at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The book provides a new perspective on the most recognizable victim of the Holocaust, and a searing look at what countless children endured at the hands of the Nazis.

The program will include a discussion on teaching Anne Frank’s diary today and the challenges for educators in navigating contemporary Holocaust education in the current environment.

Panel Participants

Dina Kraft is an award-winning journalist, podcaster and the co-author of “My Friend Anne Frank” together with Hannah Pick-Goslar. She lives in Tel Aviv where she is the opinion editor of Haaretz English.

Cara Crandall, EdD teaches English Language Arts in Massachusetts and has taught about the Holocaust throughout her more than thirty years as an educator. With TOLI, she has co-led a regional seminar in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Jennifer Lemberg, PhD is Associate Director of US Programs at TOLI and co-editor of Becoming a Holocaust Educator: Purposeful Pedagogy Through Inquiry.

Moderated by Andrew Lapin, Senior Reporter, JTA.

With Thanks to Our Program Co-Sponsors: The Anne Frank Center USA, Jewish Telegraph Agency, and Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation.

Register here.

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