Keeping the spirit of Olga Lengyel

The Olga Lengyel Institute was established to educate teachers in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world about human rights and social justice through the lens of the Holocaust and other genocides so that such atrocities may never again take place.

The Institute is named after Olga Lengyel, a survivor of Auschwitz and author of Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor’s True Story of Auschwitz. An immigrant and philanthropist, Olga dedicated herself to remembering the martyrs and lessons of the Holocaust so that such atrocities would never happen again.

The new logo is at once a speech bubble (dialog) and an embrace (healing), it is figurative (survivor and memory) but it also calls back to the original open book logo of The Memorial Library that started TOLI.

We created a wide range of templates for TOLI, from one-page documents  about Olga Lengyel and the Institute to templates for seminar flyers. Many of the templates were designed in Microsoft Word so that local event organizers across the USA and overseas could maintain the TOLI look and feel in their materials.
The TOLI logo is designed for simplicity and flexibility.  The pull up banners illustrate the simple typography we developed, and show how highlighting the letters OL in the logo and in key headlines maintain a connection to Olga Lengyel herself.


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