“Welcome to the future of the preservation of memory, which is playing out for the first time anywhere in the world at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, in Skokie” [VIDEO]

How to talk to Holocaust survivors in the future? In Take a Stand’s holograms, an answer
by Howard Reich
October 21, 2017

The seventh-graders from St. Paul of the Cross School in Park Ridge file into the theater, packing every inch of it. As the house lights go down, a hush falls over the room, and the students watch a haunting, seven-minute documentary about Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall, who lives in the Chicago area. She tells of her family’s arrest at gunpoint; the deprivations and degradations of imprisonment in a Jewish ghetto in Czechoslovakia; the horrors of a hellish boxcar journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp; and the unlikely miracle of her survival. Then the lights come up a bit, and, all at once, Fritzshall materializes onstage, as if from the ether. READ MORE

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