Virtual Events

Join TOLI for Upcoming Virtual Events:

TOLI began hosting virtual events in early 2021, responding to the broad opportunities which digital platforms have to offer.  Our events feature educators, Holocaust survivors, authors, and scholars. 


Images of Endurance: The Last Holocaust Survivors

Wednesday | January 26 | 3:00 PM ET

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Join us for International Holocaust Remembrance Day as we pay tribute to those who survived the ordeal of Nazism and genocide. The Lonka Project brought together 300 of the world’s leading professional photographers from 35 countries to capture Holocaust survivors in a unique and memorable statement about their lives. Through stunning images of survivors, we bear witness to their remarkable lives, despite the horrors and traumas they endured. We honor them and those who perished, while exploring how photography can be a valuable component of Holocaust education. 

The virtual panel will include Jim Hollander, Founder and Co-Director of The Lonka Project; Yigal Cohen, CEO, The Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum; and Sonia Kam, who survived the Holocaust as a “hidden child’ and whose photograph with her sister, taken by the world renowned photographer, Steve McCurry, is in the collection. Sonia will share her harrowing experiences, hidden in a monastery in Belgium while much of her family was killed in the Holocaust. Program introduction by Harry D Wall, Board of Directors of TOLI.


Recent Zoom Events

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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